Crime Briefs: Burglars make off with host of Apple products in Oak Park

The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Oak Park Police Department.


About $7,000 in electronics was stolen during a burglary to a home in the 1000 block of Hayes Avenue between 8:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Jan. 10, police said. Entry was gained through an unlocked basement door, police said. The stolen items include a 37-inch Vizio TV, two Apple iPads, an Apple iPod and two Apple MacBook laptops, police said.


A man put a frozen dinner and a six-pack of beer into his backpack and walked out of Pan’s Food Center, 824 S. Oak Park Ave., without paying for them at 8:40 a.m. on Jan. 11, police said. The man was described as white or Hispanic, 20 to 30 years old, 6-feet tall, with a thin build, police said. He was wearing a lightweight black Northface jacket, dark pants and dark socks, and carrying a black backpack, police said.

A man cut a cable tethering an iPhone 5S to a display and then walked out of T-Mobile, 1132 Lake St., without paying for the phone at about 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 14, police said. The man was described as 30 to 40 years old, 6-feet tall, 180 pounds, police said. He was wearing a black hat and black jacket, police said. The man left the area by heading northbound in an alley east of the business, police said. The phone was worth $600, police said.


A wallet containing $200 in U.S. cash, $100 in Canadian cash, a debit card and miscellaneous identification was stolen from a Chicago woman’s purse between 6 and 8:15 p.m. on Jan. 11 in the 1100 block of Lake Street, police said.


A small tree was cut down and removed from the northwest side of Mills Park between 3:30 p.m. Jan. 13 and 9:30 a.m. Jan. 14, police said. The tree, which was worth $500, was taken without permission from the Park District of Oak Park, police said.


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