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Man Punched in the Face by Robber, and Woman Steals Car From 'Friend' After Night of Partying

Also, $100,000 in refrigerators stolen from Larch Avenue business.

Robbery

A male was punched in the face after two men asked him for money at Park and Fairlane at 5 p.m. Nov. 3. The victim told police he was approached by a black male about 20 years old with dread locks and a white male about 20 years old with a buzz cut. When he told them he didn't have any money, he was punched and his cell phone stolen, police said. The suspects fled on foot.

Assault

Jerry Haynes, 33, 233 S. 29th St., Bellwood, was tased by police after he allegedly lunged aggressively at a police officer while "highly intoxicated" on the 400 block of Avery at 6:26 a.m. Nov. 6. He was taken to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital for a psychological evaluation and charged with aggravated assault.

Stolen Vehicles

A woman who went out drinking with a "friend" she only knows as "Marie" woke up to find her possessions stolen. The victim told police they went out at about 10 p.m. Nov. 4 and returned to the victim's home on the 900 block of North York Road at about 12:01 a.m. Nov. 5. The victim fell asleep, and when she woke up, she realized the suspect was gone and so was her black Toyota Celica, the title to the vehicle, $400 cash and several other items from her home. A message was sent to Chicago Police District 14 informing them of the stolen car because "Marie" allegedly frequents that area, police said.

A $10,000 trailer containing 84 refrigerators worth $100,000 was stolen from Statewide Freight, 888 N. Larch after midnight on Nov. 4. The white, 2008 Vanguard semitrailer was delivered from Electrolux at 4 p.m. Nov. 3. When the driver went to hook up the trailer, he could not find it. Surveillance video shows a semi cab enter the lot at 12:20 a.m. Nov. 4, back up to the trailer and pull out of the lot with the trailer attached.

Prowling

Robert J. Ores, 22, 257 N. Route 83, Elmhurst, was arrested and charged with prowling at 7:56 p.m. Nov. 3 after a resident on the 200 block of North Glenview said he knocked on her back door and asked to do yard work. He was released on bond.

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Ellafitz November 09, 2012 at 07:25 PM
"A male was punched in the face after two men asked him for money at Park and Fairlane at 5 p.m. Nov. 3." Another classic case of "panhandling" in Elmhurst and nothing being done about it.
Billy Joel November 12, 2012 at 11:53 PM
actually Ella, it was two thugs out robbing kids of their cell phones. Had nothing to do with panhandling.

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