Police Blotter: Men steal lottery tickets

Nora Shelly, City Editor

Two men stole nearly $500 in lottery tickets from a store in September.

On Sept. 28 just before 5 a.m., Evanston police officers were dispatched to New Lucky Main Pantry, 510 Main St., after a burglar alarm was tripped. The officers arrived at the same time as the owner of the store, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

The officers found the door smashed into the store. In addition to the $480 in lottery tickets unaccounted for, $95 was missing from the register.

Security cameras showed three men outside the store just after 4:30 p.m. One smashed the door in, and two entered the store, Dugan said.

Bike stolen from in front of library

A woman reported her bike stolen from in front of Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., on Monday.

The woman, 54, said she locked her bike to a bike rack in front of the library at about 6 p.m., and when she returned more than two hours later, the bike, its lock and her helmet were missing, Dugan said.

The bike was a blue men’s Schwinn Voyageur 3 worth over $400, the helmet was worth $50. A saddlebag attached to the bike was also taken, worth $60.

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