Woman escapes after attempting to steal from Jewel-Osco

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

A woman who attempted to steal from the Jewel-Osco in Evanston escaped before police could reach the scene.

A store employee said he saw the woman try to steal $250 worth of various items, but he managed to stop her. The employee tried to restrain her and call the police, but the woman pulled away from the employee and fled in a black Jeep Grand Cherokee waiting outside the store, Evanston Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said.

EPD officers responded to the store, located at 2485 Howard St., but there is no suspect and no one is in custody, Glew said.

Man arrested for driving with a suspended license

An EPD officer arrested a man Monday after he was seen driving a Freightliner Trucks vehicle in a no-truck-route on Ridge Avenue.

Glew said the 37-year-old driver stopped his truck when the officer activated his lights, but he had been driving with a suspended license, leading to his arrest by an EPD officer.

The truck was towed, and the man was cited for disobeying a traffic device and driving under a suspended license, Glew said.

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