Police Blotter: April 27

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Tea shop defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti

Someone drew anti-Semitic messages in a restaurant near Northwestern, police said.

One of the employees at Kung Fu Tea, 726 Clark St., said he discovered the markings — a swastika and anti-Semitic messages — in the restaurant Thursday night, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

Evanston resident robbed of her phone

Two teenagers forcibly robbed a woman of her phone Thursday night in Evanston, police said.

The woman, a 53-year-old Evanston resident, was walking in an alley in the 1300 block of Fowler Avenue when two teenagers came up to her and asked if she had any money, Dugan said. When she refused, the teenagers grabbed her and her purse, and she fell to the ground, Dugan said.

The two teenagers stole her iPhone and attempted to steal her purse but were unsuccessful. They fled southbound on foot, Dugan added.

The woman had a scrape on her right wrist but did not require medical attention, Dugan said.

This story was updated at 12:40 a.m. on April 27 to reflect Daily style.

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