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Police Blotter: Bag full of hats stolen from Campus Gear

Evelyn Metric, Reporter

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A man was arrested in connection with stealing hats from Campus Gear on Sunday afternoon.

Two men were discovered at about 3:30 p.m. stuffing two bags full of hats and attempting to leave the store — 1722 Sherman Ave. — without paying, said Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan. Before they fled, the store’s owner was able to take a bag back from one of the men.

A police patrolling the area discovered the other man nearby the store with the other bag, Dugan said. The suspect dropped the bag and fled the area, but the officer caught and arrested him near the Davis Street CTA station. The bag contained 19 hats, valued at about $610, Dugan said.

The man was charged with felony retail theft and will appear in court, but no date has been set, Dugan said.

Car burglarized in south Evanston

A car was burglarized in south Evanston some time between Sunday evening and Monday afternoon.

The vehicle’s owner, a 66-year-old man, said a change purse was taken from the car in the 900 block of Brummel Street, Dugan said. It is unclear if the car was unlocked, but there were no signs of forced entry.

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