Blotter: April 22

Julian Gerez, Assistant City Editor

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Evanston resident robbed at gunpoint

A 42-year-old had a backpack containing a laptop computer and a money order stolen from her at gunpoint in south Evanston on Friday night.

The woman, an Evanston resident, was walking in the gangway next to an apartment complex in the 600 block of Mulford Street at about 9 p.m. Friday when an unknown man wearing a ski mask approached her, displayed a handgun and demanded her possessions, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

Before fleeing to the west, the man took the Evanston resident’s backpack, which contained a Gateway computer that the 42-year-old said was worth $3,000 and a $375 money order, police said. 

More than $1,500 worth of electronics stolen from Evanston apartment

Someone barged his way into an Evanston apartment unit before stealing more than $1,500 worth of electronics Saturday night.

The  resident said he heard someone trying to come in through the front door of his home in the 800 block of Elmwood Avenue, Parrott said. At about 10 p.m. the man heard the sounds of somebody knocking on his rear door.

Police said the 32-year-old opened the door and then a man pushed his way into the apartment.  The Evanston resident locked himself into the bathroom to call the police, but his iPhone, iPad and laptop were stolen from the apartment. The man had already fled when police arrived, police said.

Parrott said there were no other signs of forced entry into the home. 

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