Two men got away with taking 14 packages of underwear from Kohl’s department store last week.
According to North Riverside police, a Kohl’s employee alerted them that the two had been seen stuffing the underwear into garbage bags.
The two fled in a gold Lexus sedan that police later learned was stolen.
Police chased a K&G clothing store in Berwyn, but they fled again when they saw police approaching. A chase ensued, but the pair escaped.
The estimated value of the underwear is $644.00.
Security footage and a stolen merchandise receipt were collected as evidence in the ongoing investigation.
Fight at Famous Dave’s
A Famous Dave’s employee was assaulted by three women in the restaurant’s parking lot last week.
North Riverside police said that the three drove up in a green Chevrolet Trailblazer and attacked the woman after she exited her Uber when she arrived for her shift. The trio also took her black Crocs.
The woman said could not recall details about the fight, but she suffered from swelling and bruising above her left eye. Her boyfriend, who intervened in the fight, reported that he received threatening texts from an unknown number. The woman said she believed the women had gang connections and past issues that trace back to high school.
Security cameras at the restaurant captured the incident, and the manager will provide the video upon request. An investigation is ongoing.
Racial slur leads to fight
A fight broke out at EZ Pawn on West 25th Street last week after a man insulted another patron with a racial slur.
The patron told North Riverside police that he was trying to make a purchase when another man came up to him an called him a racial slur. The patron, also a man, asked him to stop. The man, who showed signs of heavy intoxication, including smelling like alcohol, did not.
This led to a fist fight.
Nevertheless, the patron declined to press charges against the man who insulted him.
Both were warned not to return to EZ Pawn that day.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the North Riverside Police Department from Sept. 21-30, and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Unless otherwise indicated, anybody named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated.
– Compiled by Amina Sergazina