SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Thief Hot Wires Car in Garage
An Oak Lawn resident watched a car thief drive off in his Ford Fusion in the early morning hours of Sept. 15.
Police responded to a car theft in progress in the 8900 block of South Central Avenue around 1:35 a.m.
The residents, a man and woman in their 60s, told police that they arrived home in their 2009 Ford Fusion shortly after midnight and parked the car in their detached garage.
The couple had gone to bed when they were awakened by a crash. The man told his wife to call 911, while he went outside to investigate. He was out the back door when he saw someone backing his car out of the driveway. The Ford took off southbound on Central Avenue.
Police said the man got into his Ford Explorer to chase the car, but he didn’t see it again.
He arrived back at his home to talk to police. The man said he noticed that the chain link gate in the driveway was open and he closed it before going to bed.
Next to the fence was the Ford Fusion’s side passenger mirror that had broken off as it was being backed out of the driveway.
The couple doesn’t suspect anyone they know, and said that they usually close the garage door. The keys were inside the house.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Car Stolen from Texas Corral Lot
A 28-year-old man reported his truck stolen while he was dining out with his family.
The man told police he had parked his 2004 Ford truck in the lot at Texas Corral, 6616 W. 95th St. around 6 p.m.
When they left the restaurant around 7:52 p.m., the truck was not in the lot. The man said he was current on payments and does not believe that the truck was repossessed.
Police checked surveillance video and the truck did not appear in video leaving the lot at any time, reports said.
The truck was locked and its keys were with the owner.