Blotter: Laptop stolen from Evanston church

Joshua Irvine, Copy Chief

Police received report Thursday of a laptop stolen from a church in the 1500 block of Ridge Avenue.

A Dell laptop valued at $500 was stolen from Interfaith Action of Evanston’s Hospitality Center for the Homeless, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. The Center occupies donated space in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

Between 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and 6:45 a.m. Thursday, an unknown suspect entered the St. Mark’s location, pried open a locked cabinet, and removed the laptop, Glew said. There were no signs of forced entry to the church, Glew said. St. Mark’s operates a sack lunch program each Wednesday, meaning the church was open, he said.

Glew said no surveillance cameras were present at the church. Police have no suspects and no one in custody.

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