A robbery suspect implied he had a weapon and tried to rob a victim of his backpack on Washington Street. This among stories in Friday’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

700 Washington
A robbery suspect implied that he had a weapon and tried to rob a 26-year-old man of his backpack in the 700 block of Washington Street shortly after midnight Friday. But police said the victim reached into his backpack, pulled out a chef’s knife, and the suspect fled.

1500 Colfax
A burglar gained entry to an unlocked garage in the 1500 block of Colfax Street and stole a Schwinn mountain bicycle between 1 p.m. Wednesday and noon on Thursday.

2200 Ridge
Someone gained entry to a residence in the 2200 block of Ridge Avenue between 6:30 p.m. and 8:20 p.m. Wednesday and stole a wallet.

1700 Benson
Graffiti was discovered on the side of a building in the 1700 block of Benson Avenue at 8 a.m. Thursday.

2200 Howard
Alcoholic products were taken from a store in the 2200 block of Howard Street around 10:15 a.m. Thursday.

700 Main
A victim’s wallet was stolen in a store in the 700 block of Main Street between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday.

800 Reba
A catalytic converter was removed from a 2005 Honda in the 800 block of Reba Place between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

600 Davis|
A wallet was stolen at the Patisserie Coralie bakery in the 600 block of Davis Street at 2:37 p.m. Thursday.

600 Howard
A wallet was stolen at the Peckish Pig restaurant in the 600 block of Howard Street at 1:45 p.m. Thursday.

Incidents listed appear among the official reports of the Evanston Police Department. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt, which can only be determined by a court of law. Court appearances take place in Cook County 2nd District Circuit Court in Skokie.  

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A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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