Blotter: March 6

Ina Yang, Photo Editor

Chicago boy threatened with knife, robbed in Evanston

A 15-year-old Chicago resident was shopping in downtown Evanston when he was threatened and robbed Monday.

The boy had just finished shopping at the Urban Outfitters on the corner of Church Street and Maple Avenue and had walked out of the store with his wallet in hand when he was approached by a homeless-looking man around 3:30 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of Church Street.

The man, approximately 30 years of age, demanded money from the boy and lifted up his hoodie to reveal a knife kept at his waistband. The boy took out $6 from the wallet and handed it over to the man and witnessed him flee east on Church Street. The boy reported the incident with his mother to the Evanston Police Department, EPD Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

Alcohol stolen from local Dominick’s

An 18-year-old Evanston resident attempted to steal alcohol from Dominick’s, 1910 Dempster St., Monday night.

EPD officers arrived on scene after responding to a call from the store’s loss prevention officer. The man was caught on security camera as he attempted to remove $64 worth of alcohol from the shelves and into his backpack. He was stopped as he tried to go past checkout stands without paying. The loss prevention officers intercepted him and turned him over to police, Parrott said.

The man was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor count of retail theft. He is scheduled to appear in court April 1, Parrott said

— Ina Yang

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