Police Blotter: Chicago man charged with felony retail theft

Evelyn Metric, Reporter

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A 30-year-old Chicago man attempted to steal about $457 in goods Tuesday morning from Target, 2209 Howard St.

The man placed his own price stickers over those on three toys, a duvet cover and flatware, said Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan. He then used the self-checkout, with the total for the items adding up to $12.46 with the fake price stickers, Dugan added.

A store security guard caught the man after he paid his price for the items, Dugan said. He was charged with one count of felony retail theft.

Apartment burglarized on Dobson

An apartment in the 900 block of Dobson Street was burglarized Wednesday night.

An apartment complex maintenance worker noticed suspicious marks on the door of the apartment around 6 p.m., Dugan said. Police were dispatched to the area and found pry marks on the front door and on the bedroom door, Dugan added. EPD was unable to locate the owner and left the scene without notifying her.

The owner of the apartment noticed it had been broken into when she returned to the residence at around 8:30 p.m., but did not report anything missing, Dugan said.

There are no suspects, Dugan added.

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