Police said the man got off the Green Line train with the offender about 1:10 p.m. and saw him pick up an unattended scooter and start to ride it away. The man, thinking he witnessed a theft, asked for a passerby to call police and called for the offender to stop.
The offender, who was about 20, approached the man and hit him in the arm, torso and ribcage with the scooter, then dropped it and ran, police said.
He was described as about 5-feet-10, with a medium build and black hair. He ran west through a south alley in the 300 block of Madison Street, police said.
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More in Oak Park police reports from Sept. 19-27:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
iPad, Gift Cards, Glasses Stolen in Car Break-ins
- Someone stole an iPad and two restaurant gift cards from an unlocked car in the 300 block of North Elmwood Avenue between midnight and 6 p.m. The total estimated loss is $750, police said.
- Someone stole sunglasses from an unlocked car in the 600 block of Lake Street between 9 p.m. Sept. 26 and 7 a.m. Sept. 27. The total estimated loss is $15, police said.
- Someone ransacked the glove compartment of an unlocked car in the 700 block of North Boulevard between 7 p.m. Sept. 25 and 8 a.m. Sept. 27. No loss reported.
- Someone stole a GPS unit from a car in the 1000 block of Washington Boulevard between 6 p.m. Sept. 26 and 9:45 a.m. Sept. 27. The total estimated loss is $100, police said.
Car Stolen on WashingtonSomeone stole a silver Toyota Corolla parked in the 1000 block of Washington Boulevard between 7 p.m. Sept. 26 and 9:10 a.m. Sept. 27. The total estimated loss is $17,500, police said.
Wallet Stolen From Woman on HarlemSomeone stole a wallet containing $20 from a woman's purse while it was in her possession in the 400 block of North Harlem Avenue between 1:40 and 1:45 p.m. The total estimated loss is $50, police said.
Patio Chairs StolenSomeone stole four iron patio chairs from a yard in the 1000 block of South Oak Park Avenue between 8 p.m. Sept. 26 and 8 a.m. Sept. 27. The total estimated loss is $600, police said.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Scale Stolen in Office Break-inSomeone pushed in an air conditioning unit to break into an office in the 700 block of Lake Street and stole a digital scale between 3 p.m. Sept. 20 and 8 a.m. Sept. 23. The total estimated loss is $100, police said.
Bike Thefts, Sept. 19-27
- FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27: A male teen stole an $800 bike left unattended in the vestibule of a store in the 6700 block of Roosevelt Road about 5:30 p.m. Police said the offender fled north on Oak Park Avenue.
- FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27: Someone stole a $215 bike from a rack in the 200 block of North Scoville Avenue between 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 and 8:45 a.m. Sept. 27.
- THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26: Someone stole a $300 bike locked to a railing in the 1000 block of North Harlem Avenue between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
- TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24: Someone stole a $490 bike that was left unattended in the 400 block of South Ridgeland Avenue between 8:50 a.m. and 4:05 p.m.
- FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20: Someone stole a $300 bike from a rack in the 200 block of North Scoville Avenue between 7:35 a.m. and 3:40 p.m.
- THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19: Someone stole a $250 bike from a rack in the 400 block of South Ridgeland Avenue between 8:30 a.m. and 4:05 p.m.
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