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Senior citizen loses pricey wallpaper

An Evanston senior citizen reported losing $10,000 worth of wallpaper Wednesday.

A thief allegedly took four boxes of handmade wallpaper from the first-floor meeting room of The Mather retirement home, 425 Davis St., between December and February, said Evanston Police Department spokesman Cmdr. Jay Parrott.

Thief takes phones from Target

Police arrested an Evanston man in connection with theft Tuesday.

Staff at Target, 2209 W. Howard St., saw the 18-year-old cutting open two sealed boxes of cell phones. The man then placed the phones in his jacket and pants pockets and attempted to walk out of the store.

The man is scheduled to appear in court May 29.

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