Police Blotter: May 15

Julian Gerez, Reporter

More than $1,500 stolen from restaurant safe

About $1,600 was stolen from a safe in Evanston early Thursday morning, police said.

The 55-year-old night manager of a McDonald’s, 1919 Dempster St., said she was working Wednesday night and at some point the safe was left unlocked and unattended, but she did not notice until the end of her shift, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The woman said there was approximately $1,600 in mixed bills and change contained in the blue bank drop bag that was stolen, Dugan added.

She gave security footage of the restaurant to police detectives so they could follow up, Dugan said.

Car broken into, purse stolen

Someone broke into a car to steal a purse in southwest Evanston early Thursday, police said.

The owner of the car, a 27-year-old Chicago resident, said he parked his 2011 Jeep in the parking lot of Planet Fitness, 2410 Main St., around 12:30 a.m., Dugan said. When the man returned to his car at about 2:20 a.m., he found the right passenger side rear window had been broken and his girlfriend’s purse had been stolen from the car, Dugan added.

The purse contained credit cards and a driver’s license, and is valued at about $50, Dugan said.

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