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Village of Park Forest - Police News

Posted on: November 16, 2021

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Park Forest police are investigating the report of an armed robbery of a woman as she unloaded her vehicle on the 200 block of Krotiak Street on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at around 11:30 p.m. She reported that a man armed with what appeared to be a handgun approached her and demanded property. She was not physically harmed in the encounter. 
The robber is described as possibly being a black man in his 20's weighing about 175 pounds, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a black medical-style facemask, black pants and dark colored shoes. 
Police are asking that residents who live in the multi-family areas in the area check their home video surveillance for someone matching that description around that date and time. The Investigations Division can be reached at (708) 748-1309.
While robberies of strangers are infrequent in Park Forest, there is increased risk when someone is alone and after dark. Remain aware of your surroundings, and never hesitate to leave and call 911 if you see something that doesn't feel right. Never leave a running vehicle unattended with the keys in the vehicle and always be extra alert whenever approaching or exiting your vehicle. We are on patrol 24/7 working to prevent incidents like this. Be a part of our efforts by always reporting suspicious activity.

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