Thieves point guns at Gladstone Park, Edgebrook residents outside their homes
A man reported that he was awakened by his car alarm at about at about 5:05 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, in the 6200 block of West Ardmore Avenue in the Gladstone Park area and that when he approached his vehicle he saw three people ransacking it, stealing tools, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
One of the men reportedly displayed a handgun and threatened to shoot the resident, placing the gun to the back of his head, according to police. The man reported that he raised his arms and turned away from the assailants when a nylon bag was placed over him, police said.
The assailants continued to ransack the vehicle and then fled, police said. About $10,000 worth of tools was reported stolen, and a passenger side window was broken, police said.
One of the men was described as wearing a black mask and dark clothing, police said.
A man reported that at about 2 a.m. Monday, Dec. 25, he heard noise outside his home in the 6200 block of North Caldwell Avenue in Edgebrook and saw three people tampering with his vehicle and then one of them pointed a gun with a laser at him when he tried to interact with them, police said.
They reportedly fled in a white sports vehicle, police said.