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A 17-year old Evanston man was charged with one felony count of aggravated robbery in connection with an incident that took place on Oct. 25 at about 7:45 p.m., said Commander Tom Guenther, public information officer of the Evanston Police Department.
The victim told police that he was riding his bike in the 2300 block of Emerson Street when he was approached by two persons he was acquainted with, said the Commander. The victim said both subjects pinned him up against a parked car, and one of the offenders placed a handgun against his side; that the second offender then went through his pockets and took two lottery tickets; and that one of the offenders then punched him the face before fleeing on foot, said the Commander.
The victim identified the offender who placed the handgun against his side, who was interviewed by Evanston Juvenile Detectives, which resulted in statements directly connecting him to the robbery and clarifying his culpability, said the Commander. The victim also identified the second robbery offender, who is still being sought by Evanston police investigators.
Updated on Nov. 11. On Nov. 10, Evanston Police Juvenile Detectives made contact with the second suspect’s family, who brought him to the Evanston Police Department for questioning.
After the interview process, the second juvenile, a 16-year old male from Evanston, was charged with one count of Aggravated Robbery, said Commander Guenther. A juvenile petition was completed and the case referred to juvenile court.