CHICAGO (CBS) — It was a full house in Oak Park Friday morning as police hosted a community meeting following a rash of carjackings.
Resident Cherie Kibblesmith told the crowd her adult son was robbed at gunpoint by masked men while walking home.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Sunny And Dry For Several Days To Come
She says she doesn’t feel police are doing enough to address crime in her neighborhood.
“No. I feel like South Oak Park is going to be continually ignored,” says Kibblesmith.
Police say they’ve shifted resources in the wake of a surge of carjackings in the village.READ MORE: Woman Carjacked In Fulton River District Jewel-Osco Parking Lot, In Yet Another Incident Involving Pulling Over After A Fender Bender
16 so far this year.
Deputy Chief LaDon Reynolds encourages residents to be alert and to trust their instincts if they feel something is amiss.
“Dial 911. That’s what we’re here for, no matter what,” says Reynolds. “And if you have to dial 911 every day, then that’s what you do.”
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