Police Blotter: Northwestern students’ apartment burglarized

Jeremy Margolis, Reporter

A burglar stole approximately $5,700 in jewelry, electronics and accessories Monday night from a basement apartment where Northwestern students live.

A 22-year-old woman returned to her apartment in the 900 block of Hamlin St. at approximately 10:30 p.m. to find the rooms ransacked and three cameras, a television, a watch, an iPad and jewelry missing, said Evanston Police Department spokesman Perry Polinski.

Police investigated and found that the burglar entered the building by removing an air conditioning unit from a first floor window and crawling through it before entering the basement apartment through an unlocked rear door, Polinski said.

Nothing from the first floor apartment — which also houses NU students — appeared missing, Polinski said.

Car parked on Howard Street stolen

A 2012 gray Toyota was stolen from the 1000 block of Howard St. on Monday afternoon.

The driver — a Bartlett, Illinois, resident — left the car unattended with the keys inside between 2 p.m. and 2:15 p.m., Polinski said.

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