Blotter: April 18

Tanner Maxwell, Reporter

Girl threatens store employee with knife, pepper spray

A girl threatened to assault an Evanston man Tuesday after she shoplifted in south Evanston, police said.

Two girls entered Howard Beauty Supply, 1123 W. Howard St., and each put a package of hair extensions in their purses, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The two fled, and an employee ran after one of the girls.

One of the girls eventually turned around, reportedly pulled a knife from her coat and verbally threatened to use pepper spray on the employee, Parrott said. The employee hesitated and returned to the store to call the police, Parrott said.

The two stolen packages of hair extensions are worth $120, Parrott said.

Man drives off with two bottles of vodka

A man stole two bottles of vodka from Dominick’s on Friday, Parrott said.

Inside the store at 2748 Green Bay Road, the man took two bottles of Absolut vodka and placed them into his jacket, Parrott said. The manager attempted to follow him, but the man went into his white 2003 Chrysler and drove south from the store, Parrott said. The two bottles cost less than $40, he said.

— Tanner Maxwell

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