Attempted backpack theft in Washington


A robbery suspect implied he had a weapon and attempted to steal a victim’s backpack on Washington Street. This among the stories from Evanston Police’s Friday Daily Crime Bulletin.

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

1500 Colfax
A burglar entered an unlocked garage in the 1500 block of Colfax Street and stole a Schwinn mountain bike between 1 p.m. Wednesday and noon Thursday.

2200 Peak
Someone broke into a residence on 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 from a store on 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 from the Patisserie Coralie bakery in the 600 block of Davis Street at 2:37 p.m. Thursday.

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

The incidents listed are among official reports from the Evanston Police Department. An arrest does not constitute a verdict of guilty, which can only be determined by a court. Court appearances are held at Cook County 2nd District Circuit Court in Skokie.

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