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On Aug. 24 at approximately 1:30 p.m., Evanston Police officers responded to a call that a burglary of a home that had just occurred in the 2600 block of Lincolnwood Avenue. Police were given a description of two offenders that had fled the residence upon the homeowners return. One of the homeowners chased the offenders on foot while his spouse had contacted 911 and provided a description of the offenders to police dispatchers, said Commander Jay Parrott of the Evanston Police Department.
It was this coordinated effort between the victim, several citizen witnesses, police dispatchers and officers on the street that allowed for the quick apprehension of the first offender, a male age 16, in Perkins Woods located in the 2700 block of Grant Street, said Commander Parrott. The second offender, a male age 18 from Chicago, was apprehended a short time later in the 9500 block of Central Park Avenue in Skokie, said the Commander.
Witnesses positively identified both offenders and both were subsequently charged with residential burglary by detectives, said the Commander.