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A pizza delivery driver was assaulted and robbed early this morning on Dodge Avenue in Evanston.

That story tops today’s daily crime bulleting from Evanston police.

Robbery

1700 Dodge

A pizza delivery driver told police he was making a delivery in the 1700 block of Dodge Avenue about 1:35 this morning. It turned out the address he’d been given was a vacant lot, and as he walked down the sidewalk trying to check it, he walked past a man who hit him on the side of the head, causing the delivery driver to fall to the ground, sustaining a cut to his left knee.

The man who’d hit him, described as a 30- to 40-year-old black male with a slim build and short facial hair wearing a blue jacket, grabbed the driver’s delivery bag containing three pizzas valued at $65 and fled westbound through yards on the block.

Criminal damage

Howard at Custer

Someone reportedly sprayed graffiti on a bus stop at Custer Avenue and Howard Street shortly after noon on Wednesday and then fled in a 2013 Ford.

1700 Dodge

Someone damaged the rear window of a 2005 Dodge parked on the street in the 1700 block of Dodge Avenue between6 p.m. Tuesday and 8;30 a.m. Wednesday.

Theft

600 Main

Someone stole a red Novara bicycle that was secured to a bike rack in the 600 block of Main Street between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

1100 Chicago

Somebody stole liquor from a supermarket in the 1100 block of Chicago Avenue at 8:39 p.m. Tuesday.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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