Blotter: Speakers stolen from CVS on Asbury, retail theft at Barnes and Noble

Natalie Chun, Reporter

A manager at the CVS located at 101 Asbury St. reported a theft of some stereo equipment around 6 p.m. Saturday.

The manager reported the retail theft in progress after recognizing a man suspected of stealing from the CVS in the past. When the police arrived, the man had walked out past the last point of sale, according to Perry Polinski, Evanston police communications coordinator.

After he left, the store realized some stereo equipment from the display had vanished but had no further information on the brand or value of what was stolen.

The manager described the man as being around 45 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 160 pounds, wearing a black leather jacket, a blue USA hoodie, gray pants and white shoes. He was last seen walking southbound on N Western Avenue.

Police could not locate the man upon arrival.

Retail theft at Barnes and Noble

A manager at Barnes and Noble, 1630 Sherman Ave., reported a theft around 1:15 p.m. on Friday.

The manager reported the retail theft in progress after observing a man place merchandise into a light colored handbag. The man was known to management and had stolen from the Barnes and Noble in the past.

Before the police arrived, the man walked out the front door without paying, said Polinski. He was described as being around 45 years old, 6 feet 5 inches tall, 190 pounds and wearing a black hat and tan coat.

Police searched the area but could not locate the man.

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