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On Jan. 16 at 2:50 p.m., Evanston police received a report that a robbery had just occurred in the area of Greenleaf Street and Dewey Avenue. When police arrived on the scene, the victim, an 18-year old Evanston male, said he was approached by three males who were approximately 18 years of age. One of the males demanded that the victim hand over his property, knocked the victim to the ground, and then took the victim’s IPOD and cell phone. The males then fled on foot, said Commander Jay Parrott of the Evanston Police Department.
Police officers located two persons within a few blocks matching the description provided by the victim. The victim identified one of those persons as the offender in the robbery, and police recovered the victim’s cell phone from the offender, said the Commander.
In their continuing investigation, police learned that the victim’s IPOD was sold to a nearby store for cash. The IPOD was recovered from the store owner and returned it to the victim.
The identified offender, an 18-year old Evanston resident, was charged with one felony count of robbery, said the Commander. The other two males present at the time of the robbery were detained, but released without charges after police learned that the offender acted alone in the robbery, he added.