Blotter: Cash stolen from wallet at Whole Foods, license plate taken at Steak n Shake

Samantha Handler, City Editor

Credit cards, IDs and $370 in cash were stolen from a Wilmette woman’s purse while she was grocery shopping, Evanston police said.

The 52-year-old reported her black wallet stolen from her purse Sept. 21 at around 10:25 a.m. She was shopping at the Whole Foods on 2748 Green Bay Rd. Police spoke with a witness at the scene who described the person who may have stolen the items as a 55 or 60-year-old man, about 5’7” and wearing a striped shirt and dark shorts, said Perry Polinski, Evanston police communications coordinator.

Police checked the area for the man and were unable to locate him, Polinski said.

License plate taken from car at Steak ‘n Shake

A Wilmette man reported that his license plate was taken from his car while parked at an Evanston restaurant, police said.

At around 10:15 p.m. on Sept. 22 the 46-year-old parked his car at the Steak ‘n Shake, 2209 Oakton St., and discovered his front license plate was missing from his 2006 GMC when he returned several minutes later, Polinski said.

Polinski said the only suspects were a group of teenagers who entered the restaurant.

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