Blotter: Oct. 23

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

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Laptop taken from south Evanston home

A laptop was stolen Monday from a home in south Evanston, according to police.

Between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., the burglar or burglars entered through a sliding glass door in the home in the 800 block of Oakton Street, police said. The burglar or burglars took a Toshiba laptop as well as a charger.

A description of the burglar or burglars was not available, according to police.

Purse snatched after sidewalk shove

Someone pushed another person and took her purse Monday night near Main Street, according to police.

The incident happened at about 9:45 p.m. on a sidewalk in the 500 block  of Lee Street, police said. The person got away with a black shoulder-strap bag and golden-lock purse.

Police described the person who shoved the other person as a 200-pound, 5-foot-7 Asian man.

Patrick Svitek