Police Blotter: Feb. 17

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Pocket watch worth $10K stolen from Evanston home

A safe containing more than $10,000 worth of items, including a loaded firearm, was stolen from an Evanston home, police said.

The owner of the safe, a 72-year-old man, said he kept it under his bed and last saw it Feb. 2, but did not notice it was missing until Saturday, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The Evanston resident said he had carpet installed in the room where he kept the safe Feb. 3, Dugan added.

The items that were missing from the safe included an antique Meylan open-face pocket watch worth about $10,000 and a Smith & Wesson six-shot revolver worth around $300.

Auto repair shop burglarized, nothing taken

An auto repair shop was broken into Saturday at around 3 a.m., but nothing was taken, police said.

An officer was dispatched to A1 Auto Care, 1961 Dempster St., and saw an overhead window of the garage broken, but nothing was missing or out of place, Dugan said. The owner, 38, told police there is video evidence of the incident, and detectives will investigate, Dugan said.

A laptop was burglarized from a car shop about five blocks away between Feb. 7 and Feb. 9.

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