Blotter: Wallet taken from nursing home, vodka taken from Jewel-Osco

Samantha Handler, City Editor

A 58-year-old Evanston man reported a wallet and purse stolen from his room at a nursing home on Wednesday, Evanston police said.

Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said the items were reported missing at 3:20 p.m. but that the incident likely occurred between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. The man told an employee of the facility that his wallet was missing.

Glew said there is no information on the contents of the wallet or purse. He added that it’s possible an acquaintance of the man who visited him may have taken the wallet.

Vodka taken from Jewel-Osco

A man took a bottle of Tito’s Handmade Vodka from Jewel-Osco, 1128 Chicago Ave., on Wednesday, police said.

Glew said an employee of the grocery store reported the crime in progress when she saw the man who took the alcohol running from the store. The employee told police that the man walked straight to the liquor section, put the bottle in a bag and ran out of the store when she approached him. While running, he dropped his cell-phone, grabbed it and continued running.

The employee described the man as around 21- to 25-years-old, around 5’4” and was wearing a black jacket, pink hoodie and blue jeans, Glew said. There is no one in custody.

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