Blotter: Fitness tracker stolen from Target

Joshua Irvine, Copy Chief

Police responded to a report of theft at a Target in the 2200 block of Howard Street on Wednesday afternoon.

An employee called police after a Fitbit fitness tracker valued at $199 was found missing from a store display, Evanston Police Department Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. Around 1:30 p.m., store CCTV recorded an individual ripping the fitness tracker from the display and placing it on his or her wrist before exiting the store, Glew said.

Glew said the suspect then entered a car parked outside. A suspect has been developed from the vehicle registration, Glew said, but no one is in custody.

Theft thwarted at Walgreens

Employees of a Walgreens in the 600 block of Chicago Avenue stopped an attempted theft Wednesday evening, Glew said.

An individual entered the Walgreens around 5:54 p.m., Glew said, filling a store basket with six packages of Tide Pods valued at $78. Glew said the individual fled the store without paying.

Two employees of the Walgreens, including the manager who reported the theft, pursued the suspect south on Chicago Avenue, Glew said. The chase ended when the suspect dropped the Tide Pods; Glew said all six packages were recovered.

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