Blotter 10/15: Two workers steal phones from Office Max delivery truck

Kris Anne Bonifacio

Two men were arrested Wednesday in connection with a theft at an office supply store, police said.

Evanston police arrested Davon Lee and Richard Schneider after the two admitted to stealing two cell phones from Office Max, 2255 Howard St., Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther said.

A loss prevention officer notified police that two Samsung Epic 4G phones, valued at $500 each, were missing from the store’s inventory following the unloading of a delivery truck, Guenther said. Upon arriving at the store, police questioned the two workers who unloaded the truck. The workers admitted to taking the phones from the shipment, hiding them in their backpacks and leaving the store without paying for the phones, Guenther said.

Lee and Schneider are being charged with retail theft.

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