Armed robber holds up Forest Park sub shop
A man armed with a gun made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from a Forest Park sandwich shop during a holdup on May 14 just before 11 p.m.
Police responded to Submarine Tender, 200 Desplaines Ave., after receiving a 911 call of an armed robbery by a man wearing blue latex gloves and brandishing what appeared to be a chrome-plated 9 mm handgun.
Surveillance cameras showed a black vehicle pulling into an alley behind the 200 block of Brown Avenue. The offender exited the vehicle and walked west toward the sub shop. He entered the store and pointed the gun at employees and one customer.
According to police, an employee handed the man cash from the cash register and the offender walked back to his vehicle, dropping a $1 bill along the way. Police described the offender as a white or Hispanic male, possibly with brown facial hair in his 20s or 30s and weighing 200 pounds. He wore a navy blue hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head, light gray sweatpants and black gym shoes.
No one was injured during the incident.
Yet another unattended car stolen
A 28-year-old woman called police on May 13 to report that someone stole her 2013 Hyundai Sonata from the front of a residence in the 7400 block of Adams Street while she was unloading groceries.
According to the police report, the victim said she left the unlocked vehicle running with the keys in the ignition while she dropped some kids off at the residence and dropped off some groceries. The victims said she was away from the car for about three minutes around 8:35 p.m.
The victim reportedly used the GPS tracker on her cellphone to locate the vehicle, which police found parked in the 7700 block of Taylor Street in Forest Park. The victim’s wallet, with its contents intact, was still inside the vehicle.
A resident of the 7700 block of Harvard Street called police on May 8 to report that her vehicle was broken into during the overnight hours of May 7-8.
According to the police report, the vehicle was likely left unlocked. Items from the glove compartment and center console were strewn throughout the vehicle. Two gas station rewards cards were reported missing from the vehicle.
Officers responded to the 500 block of Elgin Avenue on May 11 about 4 a.m. after receiving a call from a resident reporting a vehicle burglary in progress.
The caller said he saw three subjects inside a vehicle parked in the back of the driveway of a residence. When the caller revved his engine, the three people ran eastbound through backyards toward Harlem Avenue.
Police couldn’t locate anyone in the area and were unable to report whether anything was missing from the vehicle in the driveway, other than a green and white pouch, which was found at the rear of a nearby residence
Victim arrested on warrant
Forest Park police took into custody a 48-year-old Chicago man who was identified as the victim in an altercation on a CTA Blue Line train about 2:35 a.m. on May 8 after police learned the man had an active warrant for his arrest.
Police responded to the Harlem Avenue platform after receiving a report of a fight on a train car. The conductor pointed out the victim, who told police he didn’t wish to pursue charges. But police took him into custody after learning he had an active warrant out of Cook County for a probation violation related to a drunken driving arrest.
Cops bust alleged drug dealer
A Forest Park police investigation into an alleged drug-selling operation led on May 12 to the arrest of a 22-year-old Berwyn man and the recovery of drugs and paraphernalia consistent with someone selling drugs.
Officers from Forest Park and Berwyn executed a search warrant at an apartment in the 1900 block of Harlem Avenue in Berwyn on May 12, arresting Jordan D. Michalak, who was charged with possession and manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, possession and delivery of cannabis, and possession of drug equipment.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, May 8-14, and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Unless otherwise indicated, anybody named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated.
—Compiled by Bob Uphues