Police Blotter: April 2

Julian Gerez, Reporter

More than $6,500 worth of watches stolen from Evanston home

Two watches with a combined value of about $6,800 were stolen from a west Evanston home March 21, police said.

The owner of the home, a 57-year-old man, said he was out of town and while he was away his relatives who were watching his home in the 2700 block of Hartzell Street had a party with a large group of friends, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The man told police somebody who attended the party stole the two watches, a Rolex GMT Master ii valued at $6,500 and a Hamilton watch valued at $300, Dugan said.

Four cars in the parking lot of the same building broken into

Someone broke into four different cars in the parking lot of an apartment building near downtown Evanston early Tuesday, police said.

The passenger side windows of the four vehicles were broken between 12:05 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. in the basement lot of a building in the 1500 block of Ridge Avenue, police said.

Nothing was taken from a 2008 Ford, a garage door opener worth about $50 was taken from a 2010 Ford, a passport and a Garmin GPS worth about $250 were taken from a 1998 Lexus and a TomTom GPS worth about $200 was taken from a 2004 Nissan, Dugan said.

Dugan said the cars were probably broken into by the same person or persons.

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