Blotter: Jan. 14

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

Police arrest Chicago man in connection with Chabad House burglaries, identity theft

Officers arrested a Chicago man Saturday in connection with burglaries at the Tannenbaum Chabad House and identity theft.

Nevin Simon Landi, 26, burglarized the Chabad House, 2014 Orrington Ave., on two separate occasions, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Landi stole about $3,700 worth of goods when he initially broke in near the beginning of November, police said. Landi, of the 1900 block of Farwell Avenue in Chicago, took $150, 1,200 euros, two gift cards, a gold watch and an iPod during his initial burglary, Parrott said.

Landi burglarized the Chabad House a second time on Thursday at 3:15 a.m., when he broke in and stole a laptop and $20, police said. Security videos of the incidents show Landi forcing entry into the building on both occasions, Parrott said.

During the course of the investigation into the Chabad House burglaries, officers discovered that Landi had submitted a fraudulent American Express card application in October and charged thousands of dollars to the card, Parrott said.

He is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 21. 

Two men rob Evanston teen at gunpoint

Two men robbed an Evanston teen at gunpoint early Saturday morning.

The teenager was walking southbound on the 2000 block of Dodge Avenue toward his home when two men approached him at about 1:45 a.m., Parrott said. The men displayed two large silver revolvers and demanded the teenager’s property. The teen gave them his iPhone and the men fled the scene on foot.

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