Evanston Police arrested a 13 year-old juvenile on June 28 in connection with two separate robberies that occurred in the past week. The juvenile, whose name cannot be released due to his age, is an Evanston resident that was positively identified by two victims in the separate incidents, said Commander Jay Parrott of the Evanston Police Department.
The first incident that took place was a street robbery that occurred at Church St. and Dodge Ave. on June 25 at approximately 2:30 p.m. in which a juvenile victim was punched in the face and his “Beats” head phones were taken, said Commander Parrott.
In the second robbery, which occurred on June 27 at approximately 1:10 a.m., the same juvenile offender robbed a cab driver of $200.00 U.S. Currency and his cell phone after grabbing the cab driver around the neck and threatening the cab driver with a gun, said the Commander.
The juvenile offender is currently charged with two counts of Robbery and Aggravated Assault. The 13 year old has been remanded to the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center for custody. No weapon was recovered during the investigation, said the Commander.