Police Blotter: April 24

Paige Leskin, Managing Editor

Man attempts to steal from Evanston Best Buy

Best Buy staff declined to press charges Wednesday against a 36-year-old man who tried to steal more than $125 worth of goods, police said.

Police responded to the Best Buy, 2301 Howard St., around 1 p.m. Wednesday, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The store’s security guard had a man in custody who had set off the anti-theft alarm while trying to leave, Dugan said.

When the security guard stopped the man and asked if he had taken anything, the 36-year-old admitted he had, Dugan said. He opened his sweatshirt and showed a number of items totaling more than $125, police said.

However, the security guard said he did not want to press charges, but wanted the incident taken down on police record, Dugan said. The 36-year-old man was kicked out of the store and will not be allowed back into the store again, police said.

Nearly $700 worth of hygiene products stolen from Walgreens

Someone took more than $690 worth of items from Walgreens on Wednesday, police said.

The assistant manager at Walgreens, 635 Chicago Ave., told police a man entered the store around 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday and took a variety of hygiene products off the shelves, putting them in his bag, Dugan said. The man then walked out of the store without paying, police said.

Police are reviewing video footage of the man inside the store and leaving the parking lot in a white SUV, Dugan said.

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