Blotter: Man charged with retail theft in south Evanston

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

A 44-year-old Chicago man was charged Saturday in south Evanston with retail theft.

An employee at a Walgreens in the 600 block of Chicago Avenue noticed a man in a gray coat and Chicago Bears hat take several cosmetics items from the store without paying for them, Evanston Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The employee called police, and officers located the man at the South Boulevard CTA stop.

The recovered items were worth $10.48, Dugan said, and the man was charged with misdemeanor theft.

Clothes, identification, medicine stolen from car in west Evanston

Contents from a luggage bag were stolen Friday from a car in west Evanston after the owner left it unattended near the intersection of Greenwood Street and Ashland Avenue, Dugan said. The car’s owner, a 52-year-old Evanston resident, told officers she parked her 2002 Volvo around 4:30 p.m. When the resident returned three hours later, she found the front driver’s side window broken.

Missing from the bag were about $200 worth of clothing, $100 worth of medication and the woman’s identification card, Dugan said.

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