Blotter: April 22

Tanner Maxwell, Reporter

Robber allegedly pushes Evanston man, takes iPhone

An Evanston man was robbed of his iPhone near the Central Street Metra station Wednesday, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

The robber stopped the 37-year-old resident while he was walking in the 1000 block of Central Street and threatened to kill him if the man did not hand over his phone, Parrott said. The robber then pushed the resident, knocking him off-balance, and took his phone before fleeing southbound near the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St.

The resident was not injured, Parrott said.

Everything but dog food allegedly stolen from Evanston woman’s packages

An Evanston woman’s packages were discovered at a wrong address Thursday with most of their contents stolen, Parrott said.

A resident in the 800 block of Elmwood Avenue told police two opened Amazon boxes were mistakenly outside his or her home, Parrott said. Police contacted the intended recipient of the boxes, a woman who lives in the 1100 block of Ashland Avenue, Parrott said.

The stolen items included coffee, lotion, hair conditioner and hair gel, totaling about $60, Parrott said. Whoever took the items, however, did not take the packages of dog food the woman ordered.

Police returned the dog food to the woman, Parrott said.