Blotter: Cell phone, money stolen in south Evanston

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

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A 30-year-old Chicago woman’s cell phone and money were stolen Monday in south Evanston.

The woman, who called police around 12:30 p.m. from the McDonald’s in the 1100 block of Howard Street, said she left her backpack in a restaurant booth for a moment, said Evanston Police spokesman Perry Polinski.

After returning to the booth, the woman noticed her backpack was gone, Polinski said. The woman reported seeing a man in a black hoodie hastily leaving the McDonald’s, but told police she wasn’t sure if he was involved with the theft.

The backpack was discovered shortly after in the men’s bathroom, Polinski said. The woman’s cell phone and $110 in cash were missing from the bag.

Car window broken in south Evanston

The rear window of a car was broken in south Evanston between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning.

The car’s owner, a 24-year-old Evanston man, called police Monday around 8:30 a.m. after noticing a hole in the rear window, Polinski said, but nothing was missing from the car. The resident told police he parked in the 700 block of Brummel Street around 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Officers who arrived at the scene saw a two-foot by two-foot hole in the window, but could not say what had caused it, Polinski said.

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