MONDAY, NOV. 12
Offered Laptop, Money Stolen
Police are investigating the theft of $350 from a victim that occurred at about 2:25 p.m.
The victim told police they were approached in the 6000 block of west North Avenue at a drive-thru ATM and asked if they were interested in buying a laptop computer by two men in a maroon Cadillac with the Illinois license plate number N581136.
The men were directed to follow her to the 1400 block of Austin Boulevard, where the victim inspected the computer and declined to purchase it. One of the men then grabbed $350 in cash from the victim's hand, got back in their car and drove off. The two men were described as black, in their mid-20s, with one described as heavy-set the other of medium build. Both were wearing dark-colored hooded sweatshirts and blue jeans.
Police reported that someone entered a garage on the 1100 block of Lyman between 9:50 p.m. and 10:16 p.m. and once inside burglarized the victim's car. The front driver's side window was smashed and a brown leather wallet containing $300 was stolen. The loss was estimated at $605.
Domestic Battery Arrest
Terrance L. Brooks, 22, of the 900 block of north Humphrey, was charged with domestic battery and criminal damage to property at about 4:49 p.m. on the 900 block of north Humphrey. Brooks was issued a court date and held for bond court.
Car Stereos Stolen from Jeep Wranglers
A River Forest resident reported that their Jeep Wrangler was entered and the car radio was stolen while parked in the 500 block of west Lake Street between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. The estimated loss was $405.
Another owner of a Jeep Wrangler, also from River Forest, reported that their car stereo was stolen as well on the same block between 7:45 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. The loss in that case was estimated at $555. A spare tire was also stolen.
Retail Theft Reported
Police are investigating a report of retail theft on the 400 block of west Madison Street that occurred at about 8:40 a.m. Two men stole several boxes of allergy medication, deodorant sticks and cold tablets.
The first man was described as black, about 30 years old, of average height and build and wearing a tan coat with rubber bands on the sleeves. The second man was described as black, about 40 years old of heavy build wearing a dark brown coat. One man fled eastbound on Madison Street and the other into a waiting red Pontiac Grand AM driven by a third offender. No further information is available.
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