Blotter: Man witnessed taking Tide Pods, alcohol taken from Whole Foods

Molly Burke, Reporter

A package of Tide Pods valued at $10.79 was taken from Target on Wednesday around 7 a.m. 

The store, 1616 Sherman Ave., was reviewing surveillance footage later in the day when they noticed the retail theft.

Security recognized the man as someone who has been seen taking items from the store in the past, Evanston police Cmdr. Brian Henry said. The man was not at the store at the time, so that case will continue to be pursued.

Henry said the alcohol and cleaning supplies sections at Target have high rates of theft, so those aisles are more carefully surveilled.

Alcohol taken from Whole Foods

A bottle of wine, a 3-pack of beer and cleaning wipes were taken from Whole Foods Market on Wednesday around 3:20 p.m. 

A man was stopped after being witnessed putting the items in his bag and walking past the last point of purchase. The theft prompted security to intervene and the police were called. The items taken totaled less than $40.

The suspect was released with a citation for violating a city ordinance, and was told to not return to the store. 

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