UPDATED: Bleeding Heart Bakery Robbed

Employee attacked, business to close as authorities investigate Monday robbery.

Update, Wednesday, 10:15 a.m. Authorities in Oak Park have released a sketch of the man they say carried out Monday's robbery.  

Update: Police say a man walked into the bakery around 7:15 p.m. Monday, approached the cashier and demanded cash from the store's register. The victim complied, and the man then ordered the female clerk to the store's basement, where he took money from a safe.

He then locked the employee inside a "store room" before leaving. The man also made off with the employee's cell phone and car keys. In total, the man made off with more than $3,500, authorities said.

The attacker is described as a black male, roughly 24 years old and about 5 foot 8 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a baseball cap with a "Louis Vuitton" emblem and a brown zipped, hooded sweatshirt.

Original story: Oak Park's was robbed on Monday, according to the store's Facebook page.

Details about what took place at the popular bakery, 1010 North Blvd., haven't been released by police. But it appears a store employee was attacked in the incident, as the store's Facebook message asks the community to "please keep our employee who was attacked in your thoughts."

The bakery will close for business as store owners "recoup from last nights robbery and reaccess [sic] our business here."

Meanwhile, dozens of community members are expressing their well-wishes on the bakery's Facebook pages. Here's the link if you want to drop 'em a note.

Please return to Oak Park-River Forest Patch for details as they become available.


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