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Laptop stolen from World of Beer

A laptop was stolen Thursday morning from World of Beer in downtown Evanston, according to police.

Between 6 and 6:20 a.m., the computer as well as an iPad were taken from the kitchen inside the bar, 1601 Sherman Ave., Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The manager reported the missing electronics about six hours later, telling police he saw someone steal them in a surveillance video.

The laptop and iPad are valued at $1,500 in total, Parrott said.

A description of the person who took the electronics was not available.

Gang member shows handgun to man, woman

A gang member brandished a handgun at a man and woman Thursday afternoon near the South Boulevard CTA station, according to police.

At about 2:20 p.m., the gang member confronted the 31-year-old woman and 22-year-old man with the firearm in the 500 block of Sherman Avenue, Parrott said.

The man and woman told police they know the man and identified him as belonging to a gang faction from Howard Street, Parrott said.

Police described the gang member as black, 5 feet 6 inches, 16 to 20 years old, 150 to 180 pounds and wearing a gray and black North Face fleece jacket, dark-colored knit hat and blue jeans.

The incident happened about three blocks west of the CTA station.

Car windows broken in west Evanston

A car’s windows were smashed early Friday morning near Evanston Township High School, according to police.

The 2001 Chevrolet was damaged between 12:45 and 12:50 a.m. in the 1400 block of Grey Avenue, police said. The incident happened in an alley about a block south of ETHS, 1600 Dodge Ave.

— Patrick Svitek

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