Blotter: April 18

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor

Police arrest man after theft from Barnes & Noble

A Chicago man was arrested Tuesday after stealing more than $200 worth of books from Barnes & Noble in downtown Evanston, police said.

The man put about 15 books in a suitcase and activated the store’s security sensors after passing the last point of purchase, where he was stopped by an off-duty police officer, Parrott said. The merchandise was valued at more than $225, Parrott said.

The man, 40, was charged with retail theft and is scheduled to appear in court on May 1.

Update: This article has been updated in 2020 to remove a portion regarding charges brought against a man; the prosecutor has indicated that they will not pursue the case.

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