"Give me all the money," said a black man in his 30s, approximately 5-11, with a thin build and wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, dark blue jeans and black shoes. He held up the 7-Eleven at 7749 Roosevelt Road on April 16 at 7:09 a.m.
According to the store clerk, the man entered the store wearing a blue medical mask with blue latex gloves and revealed a black and silver semi-automatic pistol. He ordered her to give him the money from the register.
For a moment, she stood in shock.
"I'm serious. Want me to shoot you?" said the masked man, who then escorted her to the register and had her open it.
The offender removed most of the money from the drawer, then ordered her to open a second register. The victim tried to open it but was unsuccessful.
"I'm gonna shoot you in the leg!" threatened the offender.
The employee tried in vain to open the second register. The suspect then asked her if she had keys to the room with the safe. She told him she didn't. He then began taking scratch-off lottery tickets and ordered the employee to grab a bunch more and put them into a bag. He took the bag and exited the store, walking to Roosevelt Road, then heading east.
Glock stolen from car
A Glock 19 pistol was stolen from a vehicle on April 17 at 10:06 a.m. Police were called to a home on the 1100 block of Hannah Avenue when the owner discovered someone had entered his car and taken his firearm, loaded with a 15-round magazine plus one round in the chamber, which was stored in his glove compartment. The owner reported no forced entry to his vehicle, and he believes he accidentally left the vehicle unlocked when he went into his apartment.
House robbed with victim asleep
A woman on the 400 block of Desplaines Avenue reported a break-in and a vehicle stolen on April 18, while she was sleeping. The victim said she arrived home from work around 8:30 p.m. on April 17. She put her iPhone, iPad, keys and wallet on the computer desk just inside her door and fell asleep on the couch. When she woke up around 2 a.m. she noticed two drawers open in the kitchen, drawers she was certain were closed when she went to sleep. And she saw that the apartment door was ajar.
Upon further inspection, she noticed multiple items were missing from her computer desk, including an iPhone, iPad, house and car keys, a wallet, and a small bag of weed. When she exited her apartment, she saw her vehicle was missing.
She admitted to the reporting officer that she'd left her residence unlocked in the past, and couldn't be certain whether she'd locked the door that night. She did, however, notice that the apartment complex main door was functioning and locked. There was no sign of forced entry to the front door, and the rear door to the apartment was secure, according to the police report.
According to the victim, nobody else besides the landlord has a key to her apartment, she does not live with anyone, and no friends or family regularly frequent her apartment.
The police report states that a laptop and checkbook were left undisturbed on the computer table.
Police administer Naloxone
Forest Park police assisted with the administration of two doses of Naloxone and sternal rubs when called to 711 Desplaines Ave. on April 18 at 3:52 a.m. A man was unconscious but breathing, lying on the ground inside the CTA station. The fire department arrived on the scene and took over medical care. The man was transported to the hospital.
Mountain bike stolen
A men's 8-speed mountain bike was stolen from a storage locker in a building on the 500 block of Circle Ave. on April 19. The victim reported an unknown subject breaking into his building's assigned storage locker and removing his black men's mountain bike valued at approximately $250. He said he'd heard some banging noises around midnight the previous night, which is the time he suspects the burglar gained entry.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, April 11-19, 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 Maria Maxham
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