Blotter: Jan. 8

Ina Yang, Reporter

Evanston resident robbed by known man and woman

Acquaintances of an Evanston resident allegedly robbed him Thursday morning.

The man was in his backyard in the 1200 block of Pitner Avenue when a man and woman he knew approached him, Evanston Police Department Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The two pulled a jacket over the resident’s head and started punching his head and body. They then took his cell phone, wallet and keys. The man later broke free and chased the 25-year-olds into Skokie as they fled west on Dempster Street.

The resident refused to seek medical attention and did not have visible physical injuries, Parrott said.

Thief steals $5,400 in jewelry

A thief allegedly stole $5,400 worth of jewelry from a 52-year-old Evanston resident in late December.

The woman, who lives with three other individuals in the 1500 block of McDaniel Avenue, found her collection of jewelry missing from the top dressing drawer of her bedroom between Dec. 16 and Dec. 29, Parrott said. The lost items include a pair of ruby and diamond earrings, a ruby necklace, a 15-karat gold necklace and bracelet, a diamond engagement ring and a sapphire and diamond wedding band, Parrott said.

— Ina Yang

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