Blotter: Vodka taken from Walgreens, graffiti found at Shell Station

Samantha Handler, City Editor

A Walgreens employee reported a bottle of vodka taken from the store Monday, Evanston police said.

The employee reported the theft at around 8:30 p.m., and officers arrived to the Walgreens, 635 Chicago Ave., shortly after, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. The employee observed three men standing by liquor shelves, Glew said, and saw one man remove a bottle of vodka from the shelf.

The employee described one man as wearing a black coat, one wore a white coat and another wore a red coat. No employee witnessed any of the men take the bottle out of the store. All three were seen running northbound, and officers stopped them a block and a half north of the store. They were released without charges.

The theft was not captured on video and no arrests were made, Glew said.

Graffiti found at Shell Station

An unknown person reported criminal damage to the Shell Station, 101 Ridge Ave., on Monday.

The report was given to police at around 10:50 a.m. that there was graffiti in the alley of the Shell Station. When officers arrived they found orange and black spray paint graffiti.

There is no offender information and no information on when it occurred, Glew said.

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