EVANSTON, Ill. (STMW) – When holiday shoppers hit the stores Black Friday, so did a couple of grinches. Evanston police are investigating two Black Friday thefts, including one in which two suspects took money from a charity box in the northern suburb.
The first theft happened sometime between 9 and 10 a.m. Friday in the 1100 block of Howard Street, according to an Evanston police notification. An unspecified amount in coins and bills was taken from a charity box at that location, the notification said.
Officials are looking for two suspects in connection with the theft, the notification said. One is described as a Hispanic man in his 30s, approximately 120 pounds and wearing a black coat, jeans, black sneakers and a Bears baseball cap.
The second suspect is described as a white woman in her 50s with brown hair and weighing about 155 pounds, according to the notification. She was wearing a maroon coat, gray sweatshirt and white shoes.
Police are also investigating the separate theft of an unattended purse that an unknown suspect took from the bottom of a baby stroller Friday afternoon, according to the notification. The theft happened in the 2300 block of Howard Street about 1 p.m.
Evanston police are investigating both incidents.