Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with bike theft

Sophie Mann, Reporter

An Evanston resident was arrested Thursday in connection with the theft of a bike in central Evanston.

The original incident occurred Sept. 13 when a woman reported that an unknown suspect stole her bike, which was locked in a garage in the 800 block of Elgin Road, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The woman called the police Thursday when she saw her bike for sale online.

A detective from the tactical unit contacted the seller and met him Thursday evening in the 1700 block of Howard Street, Dugan said. When the man arrived, he was charged with misdemeanor theft.

Two bicycles stolen from sports store in west Evanston

Two bicycles were reported stolen from Play It Again Sports in west Evanston on Wednesday.

The owner said he discovered the two bikes missing at about 4:30 p.m., Dugan said. One was a Critical Pursuit Fixed Gear, and the other was a Critical Beach Cruiser. The bikes are valued at $250 and $229, respectively.

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