Blotter: Couple threatened by man attempting to rob rental car

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor `

Evanston Police Department officers responded to a report of an attempted burglary in the 2700 block of Woodbine Ave. in northwest Evanston on Saturday evening.

A couple from Oregon was walking to their rental car when they interrupted a man breaking into the car, said Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew.

The man told the couple he had a gun and ordered them to hand over their wallets, purse and cell phones. The couple then fled, as did the man, Glew said.

The couple did not request any additional police service, Glew added.

Social Security number stolen

EPD officers responded to a report of a stolen Social Security number on Friday night.

A 40-year-old Evanston woman told officers her bank said she owed several hundred dollars. She asked if her Social Security number had been stolen, Glew said.

The bank discovered that an unknown person had used her number to apply for a job at Belmont Village, Glew said.

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