Two teenage boys from Wilmette have been charged with burglarizing a car in an alley off Central Street in Evanston.

Evanston Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says police responding to a call from a resident about two youths checking door handles are cars in the alley in the 2600 block of Central Street about 11:20 Thursday night found two youths standing near some parked cars in the same alley a block to the west.

The two, who matched the description given by the initial caller, had a Garmin GPS, loose change, three pairs of glasses, fossil rocks and a wallet that contained another individuals credit cards and identification on their person.

Dugan says officers were also able to locate an unlocked vehicle near where the juveniles were stopped that appeared to have been burglarized. The owner of that vehicle later identified the fossil rocks and one pair of the eyeglasses as being stolen from the vehicle, which had been left unlocked.

The two — one 14 years old, the other 15 — have been charged with one count each of burglary to motor vehicle and petitioned to juvenile court. Dugan says juvenile detectives from Evanston and Wilmette departments are working to identify other possible victims who may have been burglarized.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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