Dollar Tree Burglarized By Gunman Wearing Safety Vest

An armed man wearing an orange safety vest robbed the Dollar Tree, 6226 Roosevelt Rd., at 9:01 p.m., March 1. As he stood in line to check, the man pulled a handgun from the front pocket of his sweatshirt, demanding money.

After the cashier put money from the cash register into a Dollar Tree plastic shopping bag, the offender asked the cashier and another employee to open the safe in the back office. The two employees then put money from the safe into the same plastic shopping bag.

The man left the store and fled in an unknown direction, carrying approximately $1,400 in stolen cash. He was last seen wearing cargo pants with a yellow-orange safety vest over a red jacket. Under the jacket he wore a gray hoodie.

Police reports describe the offender as a thin black male, between the ages of 28 and 32, and about 5ft 7in tall.

Aggravated vehicle hijacking

An Oak Park resident was ordered out of his vehicle by a man carrying a black handgun at 7:52 p.m. on February 28 in the 1000 block of Chicago Avenue. The assailant fled in the victim’s vehicle which was heading east on Chicago Avenue. State Police recovered the vehicle with three suspects inside at 10:39 p.m. that night in the 4300 block of West Maypole Avenue. The investigation is ongoing.

motor vehicle theft

A gray 2017 Infiniti QX50, left running and unattended, was taken between 7:40 a.m. and 8:05 a.m., March 3, from the 1100 block of Randolph Street. Chicago police recovered the vehicle without apprehension at 12:21 p.m. on March 6 in the 8500 block of South State Street in Chicago.


  • Someone smashed the driver’s side rear window of a black 2021 Dodge Durango, then pulled a ‘Louisville Slugger’ bag containing various legal and religious documents from the vehicle between 8 a.m., March 3 and 7:13 a.m., March 4 in the 100 block of Garfield Street. The estimated loss is $530.
  • Someone broke into the front door and damaged the back door of a residence under construction, then took a Bluetooth speaker inside the house between March 3 at 10 a.m. and March 4 at 4 p.m. 30 a.m. in the first block of Chicago Avenue. The rear window sill and the trunk near the rear door were also broken. Damage is estimated at $730.


The catalytic converter was removed from a green 2001 Honda Odyssey that was parked in the 500 block of South Cuyler Avenue between 12:45 a.m. and 7:45 a.m., March 1.

TheThese items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, come from reports from March 1-7 and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Everyone named in these reports has only been charged with one crime and the cases have not yet been tried. We only report a suspect’s race when a serious crime has been committed, the suspect is still at large, and police have provided us with a detailed physical description of the suspect as they seek the public’s assistance in proceeding. to an arrest.

Compiled by Stacey Sheridan