Police Blotter: $2,000 worth of tools stolen from truck

Nora Shelly, City Editor

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Evanston police are investigating a truck burglary that occurred Friday, police said.

At 6:25 a.m. on Friday, a man living in the 1700 block of Oakton Street called police to his house after he discovered that his work truck had been burgled.

The man had left the truck in front of his house at 9 p.m. the previous evening, and woke in the morning to discover that the lock on his truck bed cover had been pried open, said Evanston Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan.

About $2,000 worth of tools were stolen.

Two bikes stolen in same block

Evanston police are investigating the theft of two bikes from the same block that occurred Saturday and Sunday, police said.

The first theft occurred at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday. A man locked his bike, worth $600, to a bike rack in the 1100 block of Chicago Avenue, Dugan said. When he returned, the bike was gone.

A witness observed four teenagers removing a bike from the rack in the time frame, but said it did not appear that they were trying to steal a bike by cutting the lock.

On Sunday between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., an 18-year-old man reported his bike stolen at the same location, Dugan said.

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