POLICE BLOTTER: Thief Hits Car Lot, Attempted Break-ins

Oak Lawn police reports Sept. 21-26.


Door Wide Open

An elderly homeowner told police that he and his wife left their home on the 10100 block of South Kilbourn Avenue around 2 p.m. When they arrived home after 8:30 p.m., they discovered their front door wide open. Police said the couple went inside and checked their whole house but nothing appeared to be stolen or damaged. Officers cleared the house. The exterior doors showed no signs of forced entry and there was nothing unusual in the garage.


Break-in Attempted

A woman said someone tried to enter her home on the 10800 block of South Pulaski Road sometime between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Police said the home’s window air-conditioning use was pushed inward without ever leaving the window frame on the first floor. A baby sitter noticed the air conditioner awry but didn’t think of reporting it. Police said entry was not made into the residence.


Valve Covers Stolen

Employees at Mancari Chrysler and Dodge at 4630 W. 95th St. called police after they watched a man take parts from a 2013 Dodge Challenger around 3:06 p.m. Police said when an employee checked the Challenger he noticed the valve covers were missing. The employee went outside to stop the man but he was pulling out of the car lot. Police said surveillance cameras showed a man walking back and forth to the targeted car several times, looking under the hood and touching engine parts. The man was spotted taking off his sweatshirt and placing it on top of the engine. Police said the man picked up the valve covers and walked away. Another employee saw the act and called the manager. She described the man as Hispanic and in his thirties.

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Pat F October 02, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Mancaris?? Employees watched a man under the hood of a Challenger and waited until he was done?? Then they went to check?? Wonder which employee's relative or friend it was??


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