Police Blotter: Jan. 27

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Car stolen in north Evanston on Friday

A car was stolen in north Evanston on Friday night, police said.

The car, a 2010 Mercedes-Benz, was parked in the 1300 block of Central Street at around 7:30 p.m., Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. When the owner of the car, a 60-year-old Evanston woman, returned at 11:45 p.m. that night, the car was missing. She reported the incident to police the next day.

The theft was the fourth of its kind this week, with other stolen cars including a 2008 Chrysler, a 2006 Chevrolet and a 2013 Volkswagen. Dugan said the incidents appear to be separate, noting there does not seem to be a pattern with the type of car, the dates of the incidents or the locations.

“It is odd,” he said. “But there’s nothing that would say they’re related.”

More than $600 worth of cologne stolen from CVS

Someone stole more than $600 worth of cologne in Evanston on the afternoon of Jan. 17, police said.

The incident occurred at CVS, 1711 Sherman Ave., but was not reported until Friday when the store manager checked the video footage and saw a man using a bolt cutter to cut into a locked fixture containing the cologne, Dugan said.

A detective has been assigned to the case, he added.

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