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Snow brings out crooks

Evanston police report three incidents Thursday in which thieves took advanage of the stormy weather.

A resident at 718 Sheridan told police an unknown man came to the door about 2 p.m. and offered to shovel snow. The victim said no, but the man reappeared later, claiming to do some plumbing work. While the victim was talking to the man, another person entered the home and stole some jewelry

Police say the victim described the man who came to the door as a 25 to 30 year old Hispanic, 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighing 190 pounds. He was wearing a grey knit cap, blue jacket and a maroon sweater.

Late Tuesday morning two men broke into a home in the 800 block of Brown Avenue, forcing entry through a rear door. Neighbors told police the men had asked neighbors if they wanted their snow shoveled, but were not wearing coats or gloves. The suspects were descirbged as two male Hispanics, 18 to 20 years old, 6-foot tall, weighing 160 to 180 pounds and wearing blue hooded sweatshirts. Police say its not clear yet whether they took anything from the home they broke into.

And at 1038 Dewey Ave. somebody stole a snow shovel from outside the home.

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