Homeowner Robbed At Gunpoint In His Own Garage
Robbers surprise homeowner as he worked in garage with overhead door open, police said.
Oak Lawn police searched for two men who robbed a homeowner at gunpoint as he worked in his garage, reports said.
The homeowner was working his attached garage on the 9600 block of South Kolin Avenue with the overhead door open around 8:45 p.m. Sept. 18. Police said the homeowner noticed two male blacks, approximately 18 to 25 years old, walking southbound down Kolin Avenue.
About five to ten minutes later, the men came walking from the north and entered the garage. One of them was holding a black semiautomatic handgun. The homeowner told police the robber asked where kept his safe.
When the homeowner told the robbers that there wasn’t a safe, the gunman demanded the homeowner’s money. After handing over his money clip with $130 and wallet, the gunman told the homeowner to get down on the ground.
As the homeowner was going down to the ground, the gunman patted him down and took his iPhone 4 from his belt. Police said both robbers were saying things like, “let’s just pop him,” while the homeowner was lying on the ground.
The homeowner thinks the robbers fled on foot southbound on Kolin Avenue. When he knew they were both gone, the homeowner ran inside his house and called 911.
Police talked to a neighbor who said he saw two male blacks walking southbound down Kolin when he arrived home. The neighbor was unable to provide a description of the men but told police he owns a restaurant in the Englewood area, reports said.
A perimeter was set up and police searched the area with police dogs but could not locate the robbers. Evergreen Park police found the homeowner’s Costco card and iPhone case at 95th Street and Kedzie Avenue.