Blotter: May 13

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor

Evanston teens forcibly rob woman

Two teenagers forcibly robbed an Evanston woman early Monday morning in south central Evanston.

The teenagers approached the 21-year-old woman near the intersection of Washington Street and Custer Avenue early Monday morning, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. One grabbed the woman’s phone and the other grabbed her purse. The woman attempted to chase the teenagers as they fled the area but lost sight of them.

Police have identified the boys involved, ages 13 and 14, and will be charging them soon, Parrott said. The teens reside in a state-run facility in Evanston.

Chicago woman arrested in connection with Whole Foods theft

Police arrested a Chicago woman on Friday in connection with retail theft from the Whole Foods store in south Evanston.

The woman took eight fragrance bottles past the last point of purchase at the store, 1111 Chicago Ave., Parrott said. The store’s security officer detained the woman until police arrived to arrest her.

The woman, 34, was charged with retail theft and is scheduled to appear in court May 29.

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