Blotter: Oct. 30

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

Man, 73, attacked, robbed at WCTU

A 73-year-old man was attacked and robbed Monday afternoon at the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union in Evanston, according to police.

Parrott said the man, an Evanston resident, told police another man entered the WCTU, 1730 Chicago Ave., and asked about a job shortly before 3:40 p.m. The 73-year-old man thought the other man left for good, but the other man returned, approached the 73-year-old man from behind, threw him to the ground, kicked him in the head and demanded his money.

The other man took a brown wallet containing $70 out of the 73-year-old man’s back pocket and fled through the rear door of the WCTU, Parrott said.

Parrott said the 73-year-old man was not injured.

Police described the suspect as black, 5-foot-8, 170 pounds, and 25 to 30 years old, as well as having short black hair, a dark complexion, mustache and unshaven beard.

Police are checking surveillance video of the WCTU, Parrott said.

$1k in cigarettes stolen from car

About $1,000 worth of cigarettes was taken Monday evening from a Chicago woman’s car while she was in an Evanston grocery store, according to police.

The 37-year-old woman bought 10 cartons of Newport and Camel cigarettes shortly before 6:45 p.m. in the 2400 block of Main Street, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. She put them in the trunk of her 2006 Acura and parked in front of Food 4 Less, 2400 W. Main St.

After shopping at the store, the woman noticed the cigarettes were missing from her car, Parrott said. The woman told police the vehicle may have been unlocked while she was in the store.

Police are reviewing surveillance video of the area, Parrott said.

— Patrick Svitek

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