Blotter: Man arrested for theft at Best Buy, theft from apartment on Noyes

Natalie Chun, Reporter

A 34-year-old Evanston man was arrested Saturday in connection with a theft at the Best Buy located at 2301 Howard St.

A 28-year-old female employee of Best Buy reported the theft around 4 p.m. on Saturday. She said she saw the man with a television that cost approximately $950 and a piece of stereo equipment that cost around $100.

The employee saw the man pushing a cart of these items through the warehouse and asked if he was dropping something in the warehouse. The man told her he was looking for the exit, so the employee sounded an alarm, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said.

The man wore camouflage jacket, red pants and a black hat, Glew said. An officer in the area stopped the man fitting the description as he was walking east-bound. He was arrested and transported to the police department a few hours later where he was charged with one count misdemeanor of retail theft.

Theft from apartment on Noyes

A 64-year-old Evanston woman reported two debit cards stolen from her apartment around 5:31 a.m. on Sunday.

She said she was home in the 2300 block of Noyes Ct. and went to be around 1 a.m. and woke up around 5 a.m. When she woke up, she checked around her drawer where she had been hiding her cards, but they were missing, police said.

The woman told the responding officer she believes the known offender came into her apartment while she was sleeping and took the cards, Glew said. She said that this known suspect has a key to the apartment and has entered in the past without her permission.

She never saw the offender in the apartment when the theft occurred. No one is currently in custody.

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