November 21st, 2018 2:14 PM
A Bolingbrook resident was the victim of vehicular invasion in the 300 block of South Austin Boulevard at approximately 9:10 a.m. on Nov. 12.
According to police, two men approached the victim's vehicle from each side. The offender on the driver's side opened the unlocked car door, struck the victim several times and placed the victim in a hold.
The other offender then entered through the passenger side of the vehicle and took the victim's iPhone 7 and his wallet, which contained credit cards, ID cards and cash. The two offenders then fled on foot. The estimated loss is $870.
Fraudulent notary on the loose
An Oak Park business owner in the 800 block of South Oak Park Avenue was the victim of theft, but the offender didn't seek cash or goods. The thief, who was described as a man in his 30s, simply took a notary public stamp from a vacant desk drawer, according a police summary of the crime.
The offender is still at large. How much is a notary stamp worth, you may wonder? About $100, according to police.
A Wood Dale resident was the victim of theft in the 1000 block of Madison Street at noon on Sept. 4. The police summary gave few details about the crime other than to note that the thief "removed multiple pieces of a jewelry collection." The estimated loss is $24,700.
An Oak Park woman was robbed in the 1200 block of North East Avenue at 10:52 a.m. on Nov. 15.
She was approached by a man who forcefully removed her black leather purse and red wallet, which contained various cards, a checkbook, a gold iPhone 8 with a green case and cash. The estimated loss is $820.
A Berwyn man was the victim of battery in the 900 block of Madison Street at 4:15 p.m. on Oct. 31.
The offender shoved the victim approximately three times with his hands and attempted to strike the victim with a closed fist. The offender then fled on a blue bicycle.
He was described as a black man between the ages of 40 and 50, bald and wearing a red and blue winter jacket, blue jeans and a camouflage backpack.
These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Nov. 12-19, 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