Three children from Evanston were arrested Sunday, charged with throwing bricks through the front windows of three stores in a series of early morning burglaries.
Two girls, ages 12 and 13, and a 12-year-old boy are each charged as juveniles with three counts of burglary, according to a statement from Evanston police.
Officers first responded about 1:10 a.m. to an alarm at a Verizon Wireless store, in the 2500 block of Greenbay Road, the statement said.
They found a window on the north side of the building broken out, and two bricks inside. A representative of the store told police a computer tablet was missing, police said.
At 1:45 a.m., officers were called to Great Harvest Bread Company in the 2100 block of Central Street, police said. A citizen had heard breaking glass and saw people running away, then called 911.
Police again found a shattered window at the store, authorities said. An officer checking the area then saw the three juveniles in an alley in the 2300 block of Harrison Street trying to break open a black cash register box.
They were arrested, and officers also recovered the stolen computer tablet which was with them. Police also found several packs of cigarettes, which the trio stole in a burglary earlier that night at a Walgreen’s store, police said.
That robbery happened about midnight, but it was not reported to police until 2:15 a.m., authorities said. The suspects also threw a brick through glass in that case in order to get inside.
All three children are residents of Evanston, police said. Their names are not being released because of their ages.