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Crime Briefs

The following incidents were listed in the official reports of the Skokie Police Department.

BATTERY

A senior citizen told police he was attacked by a man between 8:40 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. March 29 while he was near the Yellow Line train stop on the 4800 block of Oakton Street. Police said the suspect boarded a train with a white mountain bike and began yelling at people. When the victim told him to stop yelling, police said, the suspect pulled the victim’s hood down over his face and began punching and kicking him. The suspect was described as Asian, about age 26 with a thin build, black hair and speaking with an accent.

BURGLARY

Construction tools were taken from a Ford van between 7 p.m. March 30 and 7 a.m. March 31 while the vehicle was parked on the 4900 block of Hull Street. Police said the rear door lock of the vehicle was damaged to gain entry.

A laptop computer and other items were taken between 6:30 p.m. March 27 and 1:50 a.m. March 28 from a Toyota parked on the 8700 block of Monticello Avenue.

Construction tools were taken from a van between 6 p.m. March 29 and 7 a.m. April 1 while parked on the 7400 block of Skokie Boulevard. The side door of the vehicle was forced open to gain entry, police said.

An attempt to break into a home was made at 3:53 p.m. April 1 on the 7600 block of Tripp Avenue. Police said a pry tool and physical force were used on a door, but the door frame had been reinforced to prevent entry.

A home was broken into between 9 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. March 30 on the 3700 block of Foster Street. A side door to the home was pried open and several rooms were ransacked, police said. Nothing was known to be taken at the time of the incident.

A safe with jewelry and paperwork were taken between 9:25 a.m. March 28 and 7 p.m. March 30 from a home on the 7600 block of Kenton Avenue. Police said entry was gained through an unlocked window, and a room was found ransacked.

A gym bag and an iPod were taken at 10:30 a.m. March 29 from a Honda parked on the 8700 block of East Prairie Road. Police said a male was reported as having thrown a large rock through the front passenger side window of the vehicle before taking the items. He was described as having light skin and wearing a striped ski cap, brown coat and dark pants.

THEFT

Clothes valued at $6,652 were taken between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 27 in Anthropologie at Westfield Old Orchard. Police said two suspects entered the store and took the clothes without paying. One was described as a male Hispanic, age 45 to 50, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall with a stocky build, dark complexion, short black hair and wearing a dark colored jacket and blue jeans. The other was described as a female Hispanic, age 40 to 45, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall with a medium build, dark complexion, long brown hair with bangs and wearing a dark colored sweater.

A wallet and an iPhone were taken between 2 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. March 28 on the 9900 block of Woods Drive.

Two envelopes containing personal checks and cash were first left behind and then taken between 1:15 a.m. and 2:45 a.m. April 1 at the Regal movie theater at Westfield Old Orchard.

Twenty-two bras valued at $925 were taken between 5:50 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. March 27 from Victoria’s Secret at Westfield Old Orchard. Police said three people entered the store, placed the bras in large bags and left without paying. Two suspects were described as female Hispanics, one 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall with black hair and wearing black clothing and the other 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall with dark blond hair and wearing black clothing. The third suspect was described as a male Hispanic, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall with dark hair and wearing black clothing.

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