Crime Report: Two rob resident near his Oak Lawn home
An Oak Lawn resident was robbed June 9 by two men, one of whom put a knife to his throat, police said.
The 43-year-old victim told police he was sitting in his sport utility vehicle about 4:40 a.m. in the mobile home park where he lives in the 9000 block of Cicero Avenue when a man opened the passenger door, put a knife to his and told him not to move.
The robber grabbed the resident’s gold chain and tried to pull him out of the SUV, leading to a struggle between the two, according to police. They said the second robber yelled to the first to kill the resident, saying “don’t be scared.”
The first robber then pulled a small handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the victim before running away, police said. They said the victim chased after him, but stopped when the man turned and pointed the gun at him.
The resident returned to his home to check on his family, police said, and found that his keys, cellphone and wallet were stolen from his vehicle. Police said they later discovered the knife in the mobile home park.
Electronics, cash and coin collections valued at $5,000 were stolen June 11 from a townhouse in the 16100 block of Creekmont Court, police said.
The burglary occurred between 7:30 and 11:30 p.m., when the residents told police they returned home to find the front door forced open and the house ransacked.
A 3D television, Blu-ray player, two pairs of 3D glasses and DVDs were taken from the living room, and three game systems, an MP3 player, iPad and other electronics and games were stolen from a nearby closet, according to police.
They said televisions also were stolen from both bedrooms, and an antique watch, $700 cash and collections of $2 bills and coins also were taken, police said.
Man charged in bar dispute
A Tinley Park man was charged with aggravated assault June 30 after getting into a dispute and threatening to stab a manager with a small knife at a tavern in the downtown area, police said.
Robert H. Neumann, 25, 17060 Odell Ave., argued with another man at the Odyssey Sweet Spot, 19110 Oak Park Ave., about 12:25 a.m., after the man had bumped into him, according to police.
They said Neumann was ordered to leave, and as he departed he pulled a three-inch knife on the man with whom he had argued.
When a manager intervened and pushed him out the door, Neumann threatened to stab the manager, police said.
Neumann told police that he had been confronted by four men after talking to a woman, punched in the face and shoved into a bar stool, but witnesses did not verify that.
Vehicle burglary spree
Police are investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins that occurred between June 28 and 30.
Stolen items included two iPods, cash, a debit card, an I-Pass transponder and new clothing, according to police.
They said three of the cars burglarized were parked in the 16700 block of Olcott Avenue, another was in the 16900 block of Overhill Avenue and three others were in garages in the 6600 block of 175th Place, the 17600 block of 66th Court and the 17300 block of 65th Avenue.