To slow down the ever-increasing number of armed robberies in Oak Park this year, police are hoping falling temperatures will help chill the crime wave.
There has been a more than 130 percent increase in armed robberies in 2008 compared with the same period last year, officials said, and although crime usually drops once school begins, there has been no respite this time, said Police Chief Rick Tanksley.
Maybe the coming cold weather will keep robbers and victims indoors.
"The weather does affect crime, especially street crime," Tanksley said.
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