Blotter: Laptop stolen from OfficeMax, Amazon Fire Sticks stolen from downtown Target

Natalie Chun, Reporter

A 31-year-old employee at OfficeMax, located at 2255 Howard St., reported a theft around 9:35 a.m. on Tuesday.

The employee said a man walked into the OfficeMax and took a $250 Hewlett-Packard laptop out of its display case. He then tried to take another one when the alarm began to sound. The man fled from the store in an unknown direction, said Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew.

The man was described as being around 25-30 years old, wearing a black hat, dark jacket and red gym shoes.

Glew said nobody is custody and no one has been arrested.

Amazon Fire Sticks stolen from downtown Target

A 28-year-old employee at the Target located at 1616 Sherman Ave. reported a theft around 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday.

The employee, a loss prevention agent for Target, said a repeat offender took two Amazon Fire Sticks, valued at a total of $100, from the display case and walked past security, triggering the alarm.

The man was described as being around 40 years old, 5’10″” to 5’11”, and 220-250 pounds. The man fled on Davis Street, and responding officers did not find anyone of his description in the area.

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