On June 15, Cook County Circuit Court Judge Garritt Howard sentenced Danny Wicker, 41, of Chicago to 10 Years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for a June 16 robbery at Robby’s Communications, 333 Howard St. in Evanston, said Commander Jay Parrott, public information officer of the Evanston Police Department.

In February, Mr. Wicker allegedly entered the store and with one hand in his coat pocket implied he had a gun and demanded money from the store clerk, said the Commander.  After the clerk gave Mr. Wicker money from the cash register, Mr. Wicker fled and boarded a C.T.A. red line train southbound into Chicago from Howard Street, said the Commander.  

Evanston Police, together with Chicago police officers, stopped the CTA train at the Thorndale Avenue stop, located Mr. Wicker, and took him into custody.  Mr. Wicker was positively identified by the store clerk as the robbery offender; police located the proceeds taken from the communications store on his person; and a surveillance video that recorded the robbery was retained as evidence, said Commander Parrott. No gun was found. 

Mr. Wicker was charged with Aggravated Robbery, which is a designated charge used when a person commits a robbery and implies that the person is armed with a firearm, said the Commander. At the time of the crime, Mr. Wicker was on parole, said the Commander.