Blotter: Chicago man arrested for theft, armed robbery leaves man phoneless

Molly Burke, Reporter

A 59-year-old Chicago man was arrested for theft Thursday. The arrest came after an iPhone 11 was taken from AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital after being left on a counter. The phone’s owner reported it missing and said that very few people were in the area at the time, Evanston police Cmdr. Brian Henry said.

Evanston police tracked the phone and drove to its location. Using an alert, they located the device on the man at 6150 N Broadway Ave. The phone, valued at $1000, was recovered at the scene.

The man was then arrested and awaits his next court date on Feb. 20.

Armed robbery leaves man phoneless

An armed robbery occurred Friday at 1:24 a.m. on the street in the 600 block of Case Place. The suspect displayed a weapon to a man who was known to him and took his cellphone, Henry said.

The investigation is aided by the fact that the suspect was known to the man.

The owner was not injured.

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