Blotter: Man steals $99 bottle of tequila

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor

Police are looking for a man who on Tuesday evening stole tequila from Jewel-Osco, 1128 Chicago Avenue.

The man — whose age is unknown, but was described as having short hair and a beard — entered the store at around 4:10 p.m. wearing a grey hoodie and black sweatpants, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The man requested a $99 bottle of Patrón Tequila, which is kept behind the counter because of its price.

Bottle in hand, he moved to the register as if to pay. But once the cashier had bagged the bottle and requested money, he grabbed the alcohol, exited the store and fled southbound across the parking lot.

The store’s manager called police at around 4:20 p.m. to report the robbery. A camera captured the man moving westbound on Greenleaf Street shortly thereafter.

Car robbery

Items valued at more than $600 were taken sometime between Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon from an unlocked car parked in south Evanston.

A 71-year-old woman parked her car in the 500 block of Sheridan Square on Monday. When she returned Tuesday, she found $300 in cash, a first aid kit and an electric car charger missing, Dugan said.

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