Blotter: May 15

Ina Yang, Reporter

Men steal peanuts, chips from 7-Eleven

Two men stole from a 7-Eleven on Thursday evening, Evanston police said.

The men, wearing hoodies, entered the store, 847 Dodge Ave., at 11:20 p.m., Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. One man started asking questions about cigars at the check-out counter while the other looked around the store and picked out various items, including peanuts and Pringles chips, Parrott said. 

The man in the aisle then put everything in his bag and left without paying, while the other man distracted the employee at the counter, Parrott said. The pair later fled north.

Parrott said an officer identified one of the men from surveillance video, and he was later arrested and identified by the store clerk as being involved in the incident.

Parrott said the man was treated at Evanston Hospital for a cut on his hand from an incident before police took him into custody.

He was charged with retail theft and is scheduled to appear in court June 5.

Car windows smashed on South Boulevard

Someone smashed the rear windows of three cars in Evanston between Sunday and Monday, according to police.

The cars, including a 2000 Saturn, a 1990 Oldsmobile and a 2006 Jeep, were all parked in the 200 block of South Boulevard, Parrott said. Police believe the incidents occurred during the same time.

— Ina Yang

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