Blotter: Jan. 22

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Chicago resident robbed at knifepoint in Best Buy parking lot

A man robbed a Chicago resident with a pocket knife in the parking lot of a Best Buy on Saturday evening.

The Chicago resident, 51, was approached inside the store, 2301 Howard St., and offered a “good deal” on a television set, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The 51-year-old refused to make the purchase and left the store. In the parking lot, the same man who offered him the purchase of the TV displayed a pocket knife and ordered the Chicago resident to hand over his money, police said.

The man stole $460 in cash, Parrott said. No injuries occurred.

Individual attempts to burgle air conditioner in west Evanston

Someone attempted to remove the air conditioning unit from the rear of a family-owned business in west Evanston Thursday night.

Parrott said noises were reported at the Evanston Awning Company, 2801 Central St., between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. Thursday. Planks were removed from the wall although the unit was not, police said. There was a set of footprints leading up the rear alley of the building, Parrott said.

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