Police Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with bicycle burglary

Benjamin Din, Copy Editor

A 48-year-old man was arrested Monday morning in connection with stealing a bicycle from an apartment complex in the 900 block of Hinman Avenue.

The man, a Chicago resident, took a blue-and-silver Schwinn women’s bicycle, valued at $200, from the bicycle room in the complex, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

Dugan said the witness who reported the burglary in process, a 35-year-old man who works at the complex, told police he observed two black men he did not recognize as residents in the bicycle room. One of the men took the bicycle and fled westbound on Greenleaf Street. The witness pursued him by car and notified Evanston police, who apprehended him at 10:10 a.m. in the 1000 block of Sherman Avenue.

The other man was able to escape while the witness was chasing the man who had taken the bicycle, Dugan said. The arrested man was charged with felony burglary.

Men with guns reported in south Evanston

A caller reported seeing three men with guns in the 100 block of Asbury Avenue on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Three black men were reported to be sitting in a black 2016 Ford SUV with guns in their laps at about 3:35 p.m., Dugan said. The vehicle was last seen headed northbound on Asbury Avenue.

By the time officers arrived to check the area, they could not locate the vehicle, Dugan said.

This story was updated to reflect Daily style.

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