Blotter: March 8

Ina Yang, Photo Editor

Young girl robbed on Dodge Avenue

A 16-year-old Evanston resident was robbed of her iPhone 4 while walking down the 1300 block of Dodge Avenue on Feb. 28 around 4:15 p.m.

The young girl was reading a text on her phone when a man walked in front of her and snatched the phone away from her. She tried to hold on to the phone but failed, and the man ran across the street, fleeing westbound on Greenwood Street. The man was described as slim in build, approximately 17 to 19 years old, wearing a black hoodie and dark pants.

The girl also saw a second man around the same age with a stronger build, wearing a red and green leather jacket with white lettering on the back, Evanston Police Department Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

iPad stolen on construction site

A construction site employee reported to EPD that an iPad was stolen Wednesday morning.

The employee reported that around 8:30 a.m., a man wearing a worker’s hard hat entered the open construction site in the 600 block of Chicago Avenue. The employee asked what the man was doing on site, to which the man responded he was looking for the iron workers. Later, the employee discovered that the iPad was missing from the work table located on the ground floor of the site. The man was not seen taking the iPad, but the employee who reported the incident to EPD believed that he was the responsible person, Parrott said.

— Ina Yang

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