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Friend Takes La Grange Park Woman's Car, Won't Return It

Man walks into Jewel-Osco, falsely claims to have AK-47 gun.

A woman living on the 1200 block of Homestead in La Grange Park told police on April 11 that a friend took her 1999 Chevrolet Lumina without permission two days earlier and will not return it when requested. The vehicle has been officially listed as stolen and the incident is being investigated by police.

The woman had paid a $2,000 bond on April 8 in Kane County for a 40-year-old Chicago man held on charges of disarming a police officer and obstructing police. The man spent the night in her home and when she woke up, she noticed the car missing.

She called the man, who confirmed he took the car, but said he was at church a few blocks away. The victim said she went to the church but did not see her car. She called the man, who then said he was at a church in Bolingbrook with a female cousin. The woman called the cousin who said he was not with her.

 The victim said she was unable  to leave messages on the man’s phone, but she called his father, who said he pleaded with his son to return the vehicle.  

Man says he has AK-47 gun

A man who claimed he had an AK-47 gun walked into the Jewel-Osco, 507 E. Woodlawn Ave., in La Grange Park, at about 12:17 p.m. April 12, according to La Grange police, who provided assistance. The matter was resolved without incident, police said. Further information was not available from La Grange Park police.

Two thefts at Panera Bread

On April 11, patio furniture worth more than $500 was found to have been removed the previous night from the patio at Panera Bread, 439 N. LaGrange Road in La Grange Park. The restaurant will take in the furniture every night from now on, the manager told police.

A wallet and its contents were stolen out of a purse in Panera on April 9. Value was less than $500. Police advised its owner to cancel credit cards and contact the credit bureau.

Purses taken at business

Several purses and items from other purses were reported stolen April 6 out of the unlocked break room of a business on the 1000 block of east 31st Street, La Grange police said. Their value was less than $500.

DVDs taken at Blockbuster

A teenage boy stole an unknown number of Blu-Rays and other DVDs April 1  at Blockbuster, 333 N. LaGrange Road., which closed April 10.

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