Blotter: Oct. 12

Ina Yang, Reporter

Attempted liquor theft 

A man attempted to steal hard liquor from the Jewel-Osco grocery store, 2485 Howard St., Monday evening.

The man tried to take two bottles of vodka at 5 p.m. when he was caught by loss prevention officers. The goods are estimated to be worth about $33.

The Evanston Police Department was notified and officers took the man into custody to charge him for retail theft. The man has a court hearing scheduled for Dec. 15, EPD Cmdr. Parrott said.

Walgreens window broken, cigarettes stolen 

A man broke into Walgreens, 635 Chicago Ave., early Thursday morning and stole packs of Marlboro cigarettes.

EPD responded to the store’s burglary alarm and, after arriving on scene, discovered that the window of the front door was smashed, a possible entry point for the burglar.

The burglar is described as a man 5 feet 8 inches tall, wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans. More details regarding the person of interest remain unknown, but Parrott said detectives are still investigating the case.

— Ina Yang

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