Over $100,000 in cash taken from Evanston resident’s safe

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

An Evanston woman reported Monday that valuable items and over $100,000 in cash were stolen from her residence in the 100 block of Ashland Avenue.

The woman said she got a call about a burglar alarm in her home as she was leaving work for home. Evanston Police Department officers arrived at the residence before the woman returned, and they observed that the rear door of her residence was forced open. They searched the interior, but no one was inside, EPD Cmdr. Ryan Glew said.

Officers noticed that the master bedroom had been targeted, but no other areas of the residence were disturbed. The woman told EPD officers that the contents of a safe with her “whole life inside” were missing. Taken was $100,000 in cash, 20,000 euros, $10,000 of jewelry and her family’s passports, Glew said.

The safe was bolted to the floor of her closet, and the woman said that only she and her husband knew about the contents of the safe. Her daughter knew that the safe existed but was unsure what was inside, Glew said. He said the family had not hosted any guests over recently.

Detectives are investigating the incident, but there are currently no suspects, and no one is in custody.

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