Police Blotter: Nov. 18

Paige Leskin, City Editor

Chicago woman charged with retail theft at Evanston grocery store

Police arrested an employee Saturday at an Evanston grocery store in connection with retail theft, police said.

A loss prevention officer at Food 4 Less, 2400 Main St., confronted the 21-year-old woman about stealing from the store, Evanston police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

The officer told police that as the woman rung up a customer, she would slide his items over the scanner without the prices being registered and purchased, authorities said.

Police believe the customer was the woman’s boyfriend, Parrott said.

There is video of the incident, which shows the Chicago woman taking more than $100 of various food items without paying, Parrott said.

Police arrested the woman around 3:15 p.m. and charged her with misdemeanor retail theft, authorities said. The man who police suspect to be the woman’s boyfriend has not yet been charged with a crime.

Woman steals man’s wallet

A man’s wallet was stolen early Saturday morning by a woman he knows, police said.

A 75-year-old man told police he had brought a known woman to his residence in the 1400 block of Chicago Avenue, Parrott said.

After the 22-year-old woman left around 3:45 a.m. on Saturday, the man noticed his wallet and its contents were missing, police said.

Police are investigating, but no arrests have been made in connection with the incident, Parrot said.

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