Blotter: Van never returned to U-Haul, Axe body spray taken from CVS

Samantha Handler, City Editor

The Evanston U-Haul reported a rental van as stolen after it was not returned on Oct. 31, Evanston police said.

A 29-year-old employee of the U-Haul told police that a 29-year-old male Chicago resident rented the 2019 GMC Savana on Oct. 27 and was supposed to return it on Oct. 31, said Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew. Glew said the van’s last known secure location was reported on Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. and the van was determined to be missing Nov. 4 at around 3 p.m.

Police said the attempt to contact the renter was unsuccessful. The car is worth $20,000.

Axe body spray, lotion taken from CVS

Two men took two bottles of Axe body spray and one bottle of Aveeno lotion from CVS Pharmacy on Tuesday, police said.

A 27-year-old employee of the CVS, 101 Asbury St., reported the theft at around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Glew said two men entered the store, took two cans of the body spray and one bottle of lotion and left. The body spray is worth $6 and the lotion is worth $8.99, Glew said.

Officers searched the area but could not find anyone. One man was described as around 27-years-old, 5’6” and wearing a black coat, jeans and blue and white gym shoes. The other man was between 29- and 30-years-old and was wearing a black coat, black jeans and a beanie.

Glew said there is no one in custody.

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