Wednesday, September 14, 2016
On September 14, 2016 at approximately 8 am there was an armed robbery/residential burglary that occurred in the 7500 block of Carmen Ave. The incident took place at the same residence in which there was no forced entry to the residence. The offender walked into the home through an unlocked glass patio screen door located in the rear of the residence. The offender is described as a male black 30-35 years of age, 5'9, thin build, wearing a black in color floppy hat and 3/4 length black jacket. Upon entry into the home the offender displayed a black handgun and demanded jewelry and cash from the homeowners. It was reported that a white van was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed around the time of the incident. The investigation of the incident is ongoing and a composite sketch of the suspect will be posted when available. If anybody is able to provide the Harwood Heights Police Department with information/home surveillance in regards to this incident please contact the Police Department at (708) 867-4353. Thankfully nobody was hurt during the incident but as always the Harwood Heights Police Department reminds all to keep safe by being vigilant and reporting any suspicious activity and calling 911 for emergencies.