Blotter: 19-year-old Evanston man reports sidewalk robbery

Julia Esparza, Assistant City Editor

A 19-year-old Evanston man reported being robbed of his phone and $800 in south Evanston.

The Evanston resident said he was walking in the 300 block of Asbury Avenue toward the Red Line at 2:45 p.m. Saturday when four men approached him. Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said one told the man “run your pockets,” which he told police he took as a robbery and fled.

He said the men chased him to an alley near Kirk Street and Asbury, where they took his phone and money, beat him and then fled. He said one of the men who had approached him dropped his own phone while running away.

The Evanston resident then chased the group of men, Glew said. A second altercation occurred when they knocked down the Evanston man, repeatedly kicking and punching him, Glew said.

The man said he went back to his house and waited for his dad to get home. His father took him to Saint Francis Hospital, where he reported the incident.

Police do not have any suspects at this time.

Evanston woman reports theft of $3,000 and gold necklace

A 46-year-old Evanston resident said she discovered missing items from her home after her neighbor was at her house earlier in the day.

The woman said her 30-year-old neighbor was drinking alcohol in her home in

the 1200 block of Fowler Avenue from about 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. After he left, she said she discovered $3,000 in cash and a gold necklace worth $1,000 missing from a jewelry box in her home.

The woman reported the theft at 9:25 p.m. the same day. Glew said the neighbor is a suspect.

Police do not have anyone in custody at this time.

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