Police Blotter: Nov. 21

Paige Leskin, City Editor

Thousands of dollars of jewelry stolen

Various items of jewelry, including a ring valued at about $50,000, were taken from an Evanston apartment early Wednesday morning, police said.

A 73-year-old woman who resides in an apartment in the 2400 block of Central Street told police the burglary happened Wednesday between 3 a.m. and 3:20 a.m., Evanston police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

The woman was asleep in her bedroom when she was woken up by a loud noise, Parrott said. She checked all the doors and found them secured, he said.

Around noon later in the day, the woman discovered that the items were missing from a glass cabinet in her living room, police said.

The items included gold and sapphire jewelry and an antique 18-carat gold ring with a diamond that the woman said was valued around $50,000, Parrott said.

There’s an indication that the woman knew the person who burglarized the apartment, Parrott said. There is video of the incident that detectives have not yet reviewed, he said.

Phone taken from Panera Bread on Wednesday

A woman from out of state had her phone stolen Wednesday from the Panera Bread in downtown Evanston, police said.

The 35-year-old woman left her cell phone on the counter next to the cash register at Panera Bread, 1700 Sherman Ave., around 12:10 p.m., Parrott said. When she went back to the counter around 12:30 p.m to retrieve the Samsung phone, it was gone.

The cashier told the woman that someone had come and said the phone belonged to them, taking the phone, police said.

Detectives have video surveillance of the incident that they will use to try to identify the person who stole the cell phone, Parrott said.

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