Police Blotter: Feb. 5

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Teenager robbed at gunpoint

A teenager was robbed at gunpoint in south Evanston on Tuesday night, police said.

The 15-year-old Evanston resident was walking home near the intersection of Hull Terrace and Custer Avenue when two men he did not know approached him. One of the men pulled out a black handgun and demanded his items, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

The men took a silver iPhone 6 and a laptop, police said.

Someone attempts to steal shovels from Evanston yard

Someone attempted to steal two shovels from an Evanston homeowner Tuesday morning, police said.

A 67-year-old woman saw a man take two shovels from her front yard in the 1800 block of Leland Avenue near Evanston Township High School, police said. The woman then yelled at the man, and he dropped the shovels and fled, Dugan said.

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