Blotter: Oct. 8

Tanner Maxwell, Reporter

Robbers take resident’s wallet at gunpoint

Two men took a 24-year-old man’s wallet early Saturday morning near the Evanston-Skokie border, according to police.

The man first reported the incident to Skokie police hours after it happened because he was intoxicated, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The man told police that while he was walking after a night of drinking, two men approached him in the 2400 block of Oakton Street.

One of the men pushed the man to the ground while the other pointed a semiautomatic pistol at him, Parrott said. The men took off with the 24-year-old’s wallet, which contained $15 in cash, four credit cards, a driver’s license and a cell phone valued at $200.

Evanston resident’s bike stolen

A 21-year-old resident’s bike was was taken from her apartment early Sunday morning about a half-mile from Northwestern’s campus, according to police. 

The resident locked her bike near her apartment in the 2100 block of Ridge Avenue, and someone took it overnight. Parrott said the stolen bicycle is valued at $200.

— Tanner Maxwell

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