Menu

Oak Park woman robbed on Grove Avenue | Police reports Nov. 7-11

November 12th, 2019 2:38 PM

By Stacey Sheridan

Staff Reporter

An Oak Park resident was robbed at 12:17 p.m. on Nov. 5 in the 1000 block of South Grove Avenue after being approached by two men, who approached and demanded money, saying they had a gun. One of the men took the victim's bag. The two men then fled from the scene on foot.

A Chicago resident was robbed in the 700 block of South Boulevard at 5:45 p.m. on Nov. 4, a by two men who forcibly took the victim's Galaxy Note 8 cellphone, but then returned it to him.

The offenders were described as black males, around 18 to 20 years old and 5-feet-10 inches tall. One was wearing a black stocking hat, black jacket and black pants. The other wore an orange stocking cap, blue jacket and dark pants. 

Three males in their late teens, wearing dark hooded sweatshirts and dark pants struck a Chicago resident in the first block of Madison Street around 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 victim before taking his phone and wallet.

 

Vehicle hijacked

At 6:25 p.m. on Nov. 8 in the 300 block of South Humphrey Avenue, an Oak Park resident's car keys were forcibly taken by two men in their late teens, who drove off from the scene in the victim's vehicle. Estimated loss of $8,000.

 

Vehicle theft

A 2016 Subaru Forester belonging to a Chicago resident that was reported stolen from the 300 block of South Oak Park Avenue was recovered by the resident in the 3100 block of North Central Avenue, Chicago Nov. 3 at 12 p.m.

Police recovered a 2019 Dodge Durango reported stolen on April 20 from the first block of Harrison Street in Oak Park was recovered by Chicago Police in the 1300 block of West Washburne Avenue, Chicago, around noon on Nov. 5. 

 

Criminal damage to vehicle 

An Oak Park resident had the front windshield of their car smashed possibly by 12-inch concrete rock in the 600 block of Adams Street, between 10 p.m. Nov. 3 and 5 a.m. Nov. 4.

 

Burglary

On Nov. 4 at 4:05 a.m. in the 800 block of Highland Avenue, a man wearing a dark jacket and dark hat went through the unlocked service door of an Oak Park resident's garage and stole a Craftsman tool set, a Bosch cordless drill and a Milwaukee Sawzall, for a total loss of $350.

Copper pipes and electrical wire were stolen from a vacant apartment building in the 100 block of South Austin Boulevard between midnight Nov. 4 and 7 p.m. Nov. 8. 

Between Oct. 3 and Nov. 4 in the 100 block of South Austin Boulevard, someone broke open a lock box containing a key to an Oak Park business. The offender then stole 300 feet of copper pipe and damaged the drywall. The estimated loss was $10,000.

 

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Nov. 7-11 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.

 

  • Love the Journal?

    Become our partner in independent community journalism

    Thanks for turning to Wednesday Journal and OakPark.com. We love our thousands of digital-only readers. Now though we're asking you to partner up in paying for our reporters and photographers who report this news. It had to happen, right?

    On the plus side, we're giving you a simple way, and a better reason, to join in. We're now a non-profit -- Growing Community Media -- so your donation is tax deductible. And signing up for a monthly donation, or making a one-time donation, is fast and easy.

    No threats from us. The news will be here. No paywalls or article countdowns. We're counting on an exquisite mix of civic enlightenment and mild shaming. Sort of like public radio.

    Claim your bragging rights. Become a digital member.

    Donate Now