Police Blotter: Feb. 4

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Designer jewelry items, iPad stolen from unlocked car

Several items including jewelry and an iPad were stolen from a car near the Chicago-Evanston border Monday afternoon, police said.

The 32-year-old owner of the items said someone entered his vehicle while it was running. The vehicle was left unlocked on the street in the 1300 block of Brummel Street, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

An iPad worth about $300 as well as a pair of diamond rings, a heart pendant necklace, diamond earrings and three watches, including a Rolex, a Cartier and a Chanel watch were all taken, police said.  The value of all the jewelry items was not known as of 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dugan added.

Money, phone taken by force from Evanston resident

A 75-year-old Evanston man had $70 and his phone forcibly taken from him from inside his house Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The man let an acquaintance of his, a young woman, into his residence in the 1400 block of Chicago Avenue on Tuesday at around 5:10 p.m., police said. While she was there, she asked for money. After the man refused, the woman became upset and forced her hands into his pockets, removing $70, Dugan said. When the man tried to call the police with his cell phone, the woman took it out of his hands, breaking it before leaving the residence, Dugan added.

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