Oak Park Discount Variety Store Robbed At Gunpoint


Oak Park Discount Variety Store, 416 N. Austin Boulevard, was robbed by two armed suspects around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Police are still searching for the perpetrators who demanded cash and a black Samsung Galaxy 8 cell phone from the store clerk.

The gunman told the victim to “put your head down” as he emptied the cash register and cell phone into the gunman’s bag for a total estimated loss of $1,215A second perpetrator then took a white skeleton mask from a store display before both men fled the scene westbound down Lake Street.

Police described the first suspect as a male with average height and a thin build. He was last seen wearing a black ski mask, blue sweatshirt, black pants, and white gym shoes.

The second suspect is described as a male of average height and thin build, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with blue floral print, black pants, and white gym shoes.

Anyone with information about the crime or the identities of the suspects are encouraged to contact the Oak Park Police Department crime tip line at 708-434-1636 or provide a tip anonymously.


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