Crime Blotter – November 3

Theft

There was an iPhone robbery on the 600 block of South Ridgeland on October 18, at 4:52 p.m., according to Oak Park police. The first offender was described to be between 10 and 12-years-old, 5-foot-5 with a heavy build, short spiky hair and wearing a red sweatshirt with black shorts. The second offender is also said to be 5-foot-5 with a thin build and was wearing all black. The two offenders approached the victim on their BMX bicycles and asked to use the victim’s iPhone. The victim handed it over and the boys said, “Let’s go” and laughed as they fled. The loss was estimated at $500.

Retail theft and arrest

A man described to be between 35 and 40-years-old stole five boxes of allergy medication from CVS pharmacy at 345 Madison St. in Oak Park on October 22, between 3:37 p.m. and 3:42 p.m.

The man was said to be 5-foot-10 with a medium build and was wearing a black hat, black hooded sweatshirt, white T-shirt, black pants and white gym shoes. He stole five boxes of antihistamines from a display shelf, concealing them inside his jacket. A foot pursuit ensued and three boxes of the medication were found in the alley behind 360 Washington Blvd. The loss was estimated at $79.98.

Police report that a woman from the 100 block of 22nd Avenue in Bellwood was stopped and arrested in the 500 block of Highland on October 23, at 2:31 p.m. after being positively identified “as the offender who removed items from the display shelf and exited the building without paying.” The report did not specify the location of the theft.

Theft arrest

A 28-year-old man of the 5900 block of West Iowa in Chicago was arrested in the 1000 block of North Mason in Chicago and charged with theft on October 19, at 3:03 p.m. The report gave no indication of where the original theft occurred or what was stolen.

Residential burglary

A residence in the 800 block of South Austin was burglarized on Oct. 22 between 6 a.m. and 2:14 p.m., according to Oak Park police. The offender used a quarter-inch pry tool to force open the front door. The offender then stole a black and silver iMac desktop computer, a 32-inch flat-screen television, a Toshiba laptop, a Cannon camera with three lenses, a small jewelry box with miscellaneous jewelry and a watch box containing six men’s watches. The total loss was estimated at $6,350.