Armed robbery on North Linden

July 18th, 2017 2:31 PM

An Oak Park man was robbed at gunpoint in the 200 block of North Linden Avenue at 11:51 p.m. on July 13. The man was walking eastbound on Erie Street at North Linden Avenue when he was approached by two men with dark, hooded sweatshirts with the hoods up and blue surgical masks covering their mouths. One of the men was carrying a handgun. The man with the gun demanded the victim's belongings. The man threw his silver iPhone 6 on the ground, and the two robbers patted him down looking for money. They fled with the iPhone in a gray or dark-colored Honda Civic southbound on Linden from Erie. The phone was found on Linden just north of Ontario Street.


Armed robbery on South Humphrey

An Oak Park resident was robbed by an armed man in the 1100 block of South Humphrey Avenue at 10:10 a.m. on July 12. The victim was approached by a man who asked for directions and then displayed a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded the victim's wallet. The victim complied and the robber fled northbound in the alley. He was described as a black man between 17 and 20 years old, approximately 6 feet tall, with a thin build, a black goatee and wearing a black hoodie and black Adidas pants with a small black backpack. The estimated loss is $70.



A Broadview resident was robbed by two men in the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard at 3:40 p.m. on July 11. One of the men grabbed the victim from behind and the other reached into the victim's pocket and took a wallet with an Illinois state ID card, a bus card and cash. The two robbers then fled eastbound on foot. The estimated loss is $80.

An Oak Park juvenile was robbed by three males — one of whom was described as between the ages of 13 and 14 and riding a white bicycle — in the 200 block of Augusta at 7:57 p.m. on July 11. The victim was approached by the three males and told to pull out a cellphone. When the victim refused, the teenager took the victim's skateboard and threw it against a tree, pushed the victim, and removed the victim's Alcatel 1 Touch cellphone by force. All three fled the scene southbound in the North Harvey and Lombard alley. The estimated loss is $300. 



An Oak Park resident was punched in the face in the 100 block of North Oak Park Avenue at 9:21 a.m. on July 11, by a young man in a four-door Dodge Neon. The man, who was estimated to be about 20 years old, exited the vehicle and punched the victim in the face, causing the victim to fall to the ground. The man then got back in the passenger side of the vehicle which headed northbound on Oak Park Avenue and then eastbound on Lake Street. The man was described as 5-foot-8, with a medium build, shoulder-length hair and wearing blue jeans and a dark-colored shirt.

An Oak Park woman was the victim of battery in the 100 block of South Kenilworth at 10:45 a.m. on July 11, when a man approached her and pulled her pants down. He was last seen heading eastbound through a yard. He was described as between the ages of 17 and 20, thin, barefoot, with long unkempt black hair and wearing a black T-shirt with a red face on the front and long khaki pants.



A garage was burglarized at a residence in the 200 block of South Clinton Avenue sometime between 8 p.m. on July 9 and 6 a.m. on July 10. The burglar entered through an unlocked side service door and stole a gray Gary Fisher Trek bicycle valued at $700.

An apartment was burglarized in the 500 block of Harrison sometime between 3:15 p.m. on July 14 and 10:20 a.m. on July 15. The burglar gained forced entry and stole a Navy Federal Credit Union checkbook, two Grey Goose vodka bottles, cash, miscellaneous paperwork, several men's watches and a 14-karat gold chain with a charm of Jesus' face encrusted with diamonds on the forehead. The estimated loss is $950.


Criminal trespass

Darryl Jones, 21, of the 5400 block of West Potomac in Chicago, was arrested in the first block of Iowa at 2:18 p.m. on July 10 and charged with criminal trespass to a motor vehicle. He was transported to the station and held in lieu of bond.


Burglary from motor vehicle

A 2012 Ford Fusion was burglarized in the 300 block of South Lombard Avenue sometime between 1 and 5:36 a.m. on July 11. Once inside, the burglar ransacked the interior, placing some items outside the vehicle, but no losses were reported.

A 2011 Hyundai Sonata was burglarized in the 1000 block of South Harvey Avenue sometime between 8:15 p.m. on July 10 and 7:46 a.m. on July 11. The burglar gained entry by unknown means and ransacked the vehicle, stealing a blue mini iPod and a Hyundai owners booklet. The estimated loss is $60.


Recovered stolen motor vehicle

A red 2010 Toyota Corolla that was reported stolen, was recovered by the Chicago Police Department in the 6600 block of South Oakley Avenue in Chicago at 9 p.m. on July 10.

A gray 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix, reported stolen from the 500 block of South Austin Boulevard on July 13, was recovered by the 15th District Chicago Police Department in the 600 block of North Lockwood in Chicago at 2:59 a.m. on July 15.


Motor vehicle theft

A white 2015 Nissan Altima was stolen from the 800 block of North Boulevard sometime between 1 a.m. on July 12 and 8:37 p.m. on July 14. The estimated loss is $22,000.

A gray 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix 2DR was stolen from the BP gas station at 520 S. Austin Blvd. at 10:10 p.m. on July 13, after the owner, a Chicago man, went inside and left the vehicle running. A young black woman, approximately 18 years old, with long hair, medium height and a thin build, wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans, drove away in the vehicle westbound on Harrison Street. The estimated loss is $8,000.


Possession of a stolen motor vehicle arrest

Bobby J. Williams, 53, of the 5800 block of West Division Street in Chicago, was arrested at 11:06 a.m. in the 1000 block of North Latrobe in Chicago and charged with unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He was transported to the station and held for bond hearings.


These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, July 10–15, and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Anyone named in these reports has only been charged with a crime and cases have not yet been adjudicated. We report the race of a suspect only when a serious crime has been committed, the suspect is still at large, and police have provided us with a detailed physical description of the suspect as they seek the public's help in making an arrest.

Compiled by Timothy Inklebarger