Police Blotter: Series of motor vehicle burglaries includes auto theft

Juliet Freudman, Reporter

A series of motor vehicle burglaries took place Tuesday night in the area around Willard Elementary School, 2700 Hurd Ave.

One Evanston resident, a 52-year-old man, reported that he parked his black 2008 Lexus in front of his house in the 2600 block of Central Park Avenue at 8 p.m. Tuesday night, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. When the man went outside at about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, his car was gone, as well as the wallet he had left inside, Dugan said.

Three other Evanston residents reported Wednesday morning that they had left their cars unlocked outside their homes in the 3000 block of Park Place and the 3000 block of Thayer Street at about 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dugan said. They all reported that when they returned to their cars Wednesday morning, the cars had all been broken into, though no items were taken.

Evanston resident reports wallet stolen from car

A 43-year-old Evanston resident reported Tuesday that her wallet and its contents had been stolen from her car after she left it parked in front of her home overnight.

The woman had left her 2012 Hyundai unlocked in front of her residence in the 2300 block of Prospect Avenue at 9 p.m. Monday, Dugan said. The next morning her bank notified her of suspicious transactions on her credit card. She told Evanston police that when she went out to her car, it was unlocked and her wallet was missing.

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