Police Blotter: Sept. 22

Sophia Bollag, Web Editor

Roughly $5K worth of computers, other items stolen from building

About $5,000 worth of goods were taken from a business on Hartrey Avenue last week.

Sometime either after business hours Wednesday or early Thursday morning, a commercial building in the 1200 block of Hartrey Avenue was burglarized, Evanston police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Two computers, an air compressor and a bag of tools were reported missing. 

There was no sign of forced entry, Parrott said.

70-year-old woman pickpocketed in Jewel-Osco

A man stole a 70-year-old Evanston woman’s wallet from her purse while an accomplice distracted her at a Jewel-Osco food store Thursday.

The Evanston resident was shopping in the frozen foods aisle of the Jewel-Osco at 1128 Chicago Ave. when an unknown woman approached her and struck up a conversation about store items, Parrott said. While the resident was distracted, a male accomplice stole her wallet from her purse.

When the 70-year-old stopped at the in-store pharmacy to pick up a prescription, she noticed her wallet was missing and informed Jewel-Osco employees, Parrott said.

Although observed on surveillance video, the offenders have not been identified, Parrott said.

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