Blotter: Nov. 14

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

Coat taken from North Face store in downtown Evanston

A jacket was stolen Tuesday morning from the North Face store in downtown Evanston, according to police.

Shortly before 11 a.m., an employee heard a theft alarm at the store, 1600 Sherman Ave. and found an empty hanger on a sale rack, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The employee reviewed the incident on surveillance footage, which showed a man taking a small blue coat, putting it under his own jacket and walking out of the store.

The North Face coat is valued at about $100, Parrott said.

The store turned over the surveillance footage to police, he said. Detectives are investigating the theft.

2 masked men attack south Evanston resident

Two masked men attacked a 29-year-old man last week in his south Evanston apartment, according to police.

Parrott said the resident encountered the men when he came home at about 10:30 a.m. Nov. 5 to the apartment in the 700 block of Brummel Street. Wearing ski masks and black hooded sweatshirts, the men showed the resident a semiautomatic handgun, punched him in the head and commented on the resident’s family moving out of the apartment within the past week.

The resident suffered a minor injury to the face but refused medical attention, Parrott said.

Police described the men as having thin builds and wearing blue jeans in addition to the masks and sweatshirts.

Detectives are investigating the home invasion, Parrott said.

— Patrick Svitek