Parolee Charged In Robbery Of Oak Park Bakery

OAK PARK, Ill. (CBS) — A 19-year-old parolee from the West Side has been charged with robbing the Bleeding Heart Bakery in Oak Park and locking a clerk in the basement.

The bakery is now planning to move out of its current location.

Travion D. Trapp, of the 300 block of North Hamlin Avenue, was charged Thursday night with two counts of robbery and one count each of attempted murder, aggravated kidnapping and burglary, according to Oak Park police.

Around 7:15 p.m. Dec. 5, a clerk was working the night shift at the bakery, at 1010 North Blvd. near the Oak Park Metra station, when a man came in, grabbed her and demanded money from the cash register, police said.

The woman handed over the money, but then the robber grabbed her and escorted her to the basement. There, he took more cash from the safe, and stole the woman’s cell phone and car keys, police said.

The suspect then locked the woman in a storeroom and walked out, leaving her trapped, police said.

The losses to the bakery were estimated at about $3,200.

The clerk provided detailed information that allowed an artist from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office to create a detailed sketch that was distributed across the area.

Trapp was first identified by an officer from Grand Central Chicago Police District from an earlier traffic stop, and then by an employee of the Park District of Oak Park, police told TribLocal.

“From there, it was a matter of good, old-fashioned police work – surveillance and arrest,” Oak Park police Chief Rick Tanksley said.

Oak Park Police Cmdr Ledon Reynolds told CBS2 it’s not the suspect’s first brush with the law.

Police won’t use the term confession, but they do say Trapp is talking with investigators, and is “cooperating.”

Immediately following the robbery, there was talk of the bakery closing its Oak Park location altogether.

But in a Facebook posting on the Thursday night, the bakery said it planned to reopen “for a few weeks,” then “scout out other locations in Oak Park.”

The 22-year-old told CBS2’s Mike Parker that she is still afraid and more cautious than before. But she added,  “I am determined that I won’t let this ruin my life.”

She won’t be back at the bakery, however.

Bleeding Heart also sells “local, sustainable, punk rock pastry” at its bakeries at 1955 W. Belmont Ave. in the Roscoe Village neighborhood and 116 S. York St. in Elmhurst, and operates a bakery and café at 1916 W. Chicago Ave. in the West Town neighborhood.

Trapp was on parole after serving one year of a three-year sentence for robbery, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • tom sharp

    Maybe this time the idiot judge will make him serve at least 2 years when he goes to jail, that way he’ll at least be 21 when he gets out to rob and beat people again. What a joke!

    • Steve

      Agreed. Or, maybe he can visit the judge and thank him and his family in person if the judge lets him off early.

  • Just the Average Joe

    This is why you should be armed and ready when working at these retail establishments. The courts just turn these people loose time after time to continue their predatory behavior on the community. The public must stand up for the defense of honest law abiding citizens, and we must address these criminals in way that prevents their orgy of crime.

    • Jerome

      Agree 100%, Joe. Excellent post!

    • Steve

      Your moniker fits you: just an average idiotic reply.


    They are better off dead.

    • Yard Ape

      No argument from me !!!! Travion – just when I think these f-ing shines have run out of stupid names!!! LOL !!!!

      • Leroy Goldberg

        Travion is a funny name.

      • Yard Ape

        Hey Leroy – get your picks ready for “negro lottery”. I’m feeling lucky this weekend!!!

    • Alabaster White

      Better for us if they are too.

  • Congratulashayla Burns

    Well, where do we start? Another low life, black ass, monkey gangster unleashed on the public to terrorize and kill. Travion is a token negro from Chicago’s Afro-American community. When will our law makers finally realize that our black homie problem is like a plague that will only continue to get worse, until laws are changed to deal with it. How about this, any African simian convicted of a violent crime, automatically does 17-30 years, depending on the amount of misery they caused. How about one strike and you’re out for homies? This gangster mentality that exists within the Afro community is pathetic and as a law abiding tax payer, I don’t think my disgust is out of line. Time to take out the trash and protect the GOOD people of this city!!!!

    • Lyndia

      Truer words have never been spoken Congratulashayla. From your lips to God’s ears.

      • Lyndia

        You are at it again. stupdier words have never been spoken. You act as though you people never comit crimes or steal and murder. You people love to murder, especially your mama. I guess it is in the blood.

      • Congratulashayla Burns

        @Lyndia, Thanks for your support. Something needs to be done sooner, rather than later. We all need to let our law makers know that we are sick of it!!!

    • NWA

      Ok, so what does the White simians get when they White azzez pull a Sandusky?


      • NWA

        S.O.S…..S.O.S……S.O.S….Daddy you out there????? Who’s my Daddy???? S.O.S.

      • Lyndia

        Or a Gacy, Dahmier and Speck.

      • Congratulashayla Burns

        @NWA, OK dumb ass, simian is a phrase we all use to describe vicious black gangsters, not whitey. As far as Sandusky is concerned, he should be shot. I don’t play any racial favorites!!

      • Congratulashayla Burns

        @Lyndia, Thank you for exibiting how far back you needed to go to compare your people to a vicious white criminal. I can name twenty Afros from the last thirty days!! Dummy!!

      • Yard Ape

        @Congratulashayla – thankyou for pointing that out to them!!! These fux always throw out the EXTREME serial killers or child abusers, “look at what this white mug-fug did”. Dhamer and Gacy got what they deserved, although they should have been shot immediately!!! Sandusky and those associated with him should be hung!!!! WE play NO racial favorites here, WE simply state facts.

        He ll, we can name 20 black criminals a day and EVERY DAY and those are just the ones the news mentions!!!! Chicago could easily have a 24 hour news station specifically dedicated to negro crime!!!

      • Congratulashayla Burns

        Mr. Yard Ape, I think you are on to something here. A news station dedicated to negro crime. I like that. We certainly have enough material to work with. The “negro lottery” could be a weekly pool that the listeners could participate in. We could have guest speakers like Sherrif Joe Arpiao, and other prominent Americans like him. We could challenge Jesse Jackleg to come on the show for equal time rebuttal. Maybe even Lyndia and NWA as well. As always Mr. Yard Ape, you have made an excellent suggestion!

      • Yard Ape

        @Congratulashayla – as always, it seems that we are in sinc. We could easily fund this venture by simply using the “roll over” from the negro lottery if necessary. Although I sure our listeners would happily hit the jack pot often!!!

        I’m glad you mentioned Sherrif Joe – can you believe that the racially-biased abomination called the DOJ is putting even more heat on this hero!!?? What a disgrace, and just one of the many reasons this country is fuked!!! Just goes to show what happens when you put mulattos in a position of power – the black 1/2 will ALWAYS show it’s true colors!!!!

        I would welcome a debate, but I’m sure NWApe would be much too busy making up momma jokes to particiapate, plus we would require a certain level of intelligence to take part and that rules him, Lyndia and quite a few others right out!

  • taxpayer/hostage

    How about a third strike death penalty law for violent career criminals?

  • smooth

    Just maybe we need to punish the lawyers and judges who obstruct justice by letting these guys off with a slap on the wrist or just play “Law enforcement”

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