Niles, Morton Grove crime briefs: Store employee hit on head after return denied

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Niles

BATTERY

A 24-year-old employee of a store on the 8500 block of Golf Road told police that a female customer struck her in the forehead with several items of merchandise on the afternoon of Aug. 9. According to police, the customer had become angry that she was not allowed to return the merchandise at the store. The employee had reportedly copied down the customer’s state ID number before the alleged battery occurred.

BURGLARY

A townhouse on the 9000 block of Heathwood Circle was reported burglarized between 5 and 8:25 p.m., Aug. 9. A resident returned home to find items from the kitchen cabinets on the floor, though police did not indicate what, if anything, was taken.

THEFT

A 16-year-old boy from Morton Grove told police that his bicycle was stolen on the afternoon of Aug. 8 after he locked it up outside entrance 2 at Golf Mill Shopping Center. Another 16-year-old boy reported that his secured bicycle was stolen Aug. 9 from outside a building on the 7900 block of Caldwell Avenue.

Surveillance video at a store on the 5700 block of Touhy Avenue showed a man removing a woman’s wallet from her purse while she shopping on the morning of Aug. 9, police said. The woman realized her wallet was missing when she tried to check out. An attempt to use one of the credit cards in the wallet was made, police said.

Morton Grove

THEFT

A mountain bike was stolen from a residence on the 7900 block of Luna Avenue on August 6. The bike was taken from an unfenced backyard, police said.

An iPad was stolen from a residence on the 9000 block of Waukegan Road on August 6 after it was left outside on a patio chair, police said.

BURGLARY

A man posing as a contractor tried to get into a home one the 7600 block of Enfield Avenue on August 12. The woman who answered the door at the home knew he wasn’t a contractor because she already had one working in her home and had been told that no other contractors were coming in to work, police said. The woman’s actual contractor confronted the subject and followed him to a black Chevy Equinox parked in front of the home, police said. The person got into the rear seat of the vehicle, and it drove away.

Police said an unknown offender entered a home on the 9200 block of Cameron Lane on August 6 through a bedroom window, but nothing was taken.

Cash and jewelry were taken from a home on the 500 block of Callie Court on August 14 during a burglary, police said. The unknown offender or offenders entered the victim’s home through an unlocked screen door, according to police.

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