Oak Park crime briefs: Armed robbery reported at Madison St. gas station

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THEFT

An unknown offender entered the Oak Park River Forest High School, on the 200 block of North Scoville Avenue, and removed a Mackie 1402VLZ Pro 14 channel audio mixer from school’s Little Theatre. It is believed that the incident occurred sometime between July 7 and Aug. 27. The stolen item was estimated to be worth $400.

ATTEMPTED AGGRAVATED ROBBERY

On Aug. 25 around 9:45 a.m., two men approached two people in a garage on the 300 block of North Austin Avenue. One of the men pointed what looked like a handgun at the victims while the other demanded their property. One of the victims refused, believing that the gun was fake. The other victim ran away. The offenders then ran away southbound through an alley. No losses were reported.

THEFT

On Aug. 27 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., someone stole a wheeled trash cart from a home on the 800 block of Mapleton Avenue. The can, the value of which was unknown, had been in a fenced backyard.

ARMED ROBBERY

On Aug. 26, a man walked into the Circle K gas station on the 400 block of Madison Street and approached the cashier. The man pointed a handgun at the employee and demanded that he place “all the money from the register” into a plastic shopping bag. The employee complied, putting $175 in the bag, at which point the offender took the money and ran away eastbound on Madison. The incident occurred around 9:45 p.m.

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

On Aug. 26, someone entered a residence on the 1100 block of Augusta Avenue and stole a number of items from the home, including a desktop computer and printer, an iPad and a speaker dock for the device, a sewing machine, two laptops, various video games, and a purse that contained an ID and a credit card. The stolen items were estimated to be worth a total of $7,950. The offender is believed to have gained entry to the home by breaking the glass on a rear door and reaching through to unlock the inner latch. The incident occurred sometime between 7:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. that day.

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