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Police Report: $18,000 stolen in computer scam, attempted robbery of ATM at gas station

These reports were pulled from the newest police summaries provided by departments in our coverage area (Wilmette, Winnetka, Highland Park, Northfield, Kenilworth, and Glencoe).


Feb. 17

• Money and jewellery reportedly were stolen between 11 a.m.-7 p.m. from a house within the 700 block of Lamon Avenue.

Feb. 16

• A resident reportedly was scammed out of $18,000 after clicking a fraudulent computer alert that said the resident’s checking account was compromised. Reportedly upon instruction, the resident downloaded software and called a phone number to a one who directed the resident to withdraw the funds and deposit them into Bitcoin accounts for defense.

Feb. 14

• Money and electronics reportedly were stolen between Feb. 11-14 from a house within the 2300 block of Old Glenview Road.

• A fake ID reportedly containing a resident’s personal information was utilized in Iowa to remove $2,500 from the resident’s checking account.

Feb. 12

• An unlocked automotive with the keys inside reportedly was stolen from the 1900 block of Thornwood Avenue. The vehicle reportedly was later recovered on Feb. 13 in Chicago.

• A resident’s private information reportedly was fraudulently used to recent a property in Texas starting in June 2021. The resident reportedly was notified of the scheme after receiving a collections notice for $36,000.

• A bicycle reportedly was stolen between 2-3:30 p.m. from the 1900 block of Schiller Avenue.


Feb. 10

• A bag with a wallet, passport, money, and more reportedly was stolen from 7-11, 88 Green Bay Road.

Feb. 8

• A person purporting to be from Apple reportedly removed nearly $1,000 from a resident’s Venmo account.

Feb. 7

• Greater than $2,000 in fraudulent purchases reportedly were made on a resident’s bank card.

• A person reportedly attempted to make use of counterfeit money at Peet’s Coffee, 817 Elm St.


No reports between Feb. 7-14 that meet The Record’s standards for publication.


Feb. 9

• A automotive reportedly was stolen from the 2700 block of Skokie Valley Road.

Feb. 8

• A package valued at greater than $800 reportedly was stolen from the five hundred block of Michigan Avenue.


Feb. 11

• Multiple individuals reportedly attempted to steal an ATM overnight from the Shell gas station, 469 Ridge Road. The shop’s front-door windows reportedly were smashed in.

Feb. 10

• A customer of Mariano’s reportedly began throwing items around 9:52 p.m. at the shop, 1822 Willow Road, after a store worker noticed the shopper not scanning all of their items.

Feb. 8

• A person reportedly assaulted a clerk on the Shell gas station, 469 Sunset Ridge Road, threatening to harm the clerk several times. The person reportedly was situated and asked to not return to the property.


Feb. 12

• A pair of sunglasses reportedly was stolen overnight from an unlocked automotive within the 300 block of Richmond Road.

The Record’s police reports are taken from police-activity summaries prepared by local police departments. Police Reports contain public information from preliminary reports and will not be a whole listing of all police activity. The Record doesn’t publish the names of people arrested and named in preliminary reports unless the incident is a matter of public safety or has significant community implications. All arrestees are innocent until proven guilty.

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