Blotter: Passports, gold jewelry stolen from Austin Street apartment

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

A 35-year-old Evanston resident reported Tuesday that her apartment in the 700 block of Austin Street had been robbed.

The woman left her apartment at 8 a.m. Tuesday, and when she returned home at 4 p.m., she saw that her back door had been opened using brute force, Evanston Police Department Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. She told EPD officers that the dresser drawers in her bedroom had been opened, Glew said.

Taken from the apartment were four United States passports for the woman’s four children, as well as multiple pieces of gold rings and necklaces, Glew said.

There is no suspect and no one in custody, he added.

Electronic devices stolen from Elmwood Avenue apartment

A 33-year-old Evanston resident called the EPD after finding the door of his residence in the 400 block of Elmwood Avenue slightly open.

The man left his apartment Tuesday at 7:50 a.m. and returned home at about 4:06 p.m., when EPD officers responded to his call and arrived at the apartment. Officers searched the unit to make sure it was secure and found the apartment in disarray, Glew said. They found the screen of the storm door had been cut out.

The man said a Microsoft Xbox One X, valued at $500, a Microsoft Xbox Kinect accessory, valued at $60 and an Apple Watch Series 2, valued at $300, had been taken, in addition to some cash left on the television stand.

Glew said there are no suspects and no one in custody.

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