On Aug. 14 at approximately 6:30 p.m. Evanston Police were called to the 100 block of Clyde Avenue in reference to a criminal trespass to vehicle in-progress. Upon arrival, police took into custody three male juveniles from Chicago, ages 8-10. The victim told police that entry to her vehicle had been gained by the use of a key that had been stolen, along with a watch, iPod, and T.V., the day before during a burglary to her apartment, said Perry Polinski, media affairs of the Evanston Police Department.
During interviews of the juveniles, investigators learned that the juveniles had been approached on Aug. 13 by two 16 year old males who threatened them with bodily harm, and forced them to commit the apartment burglary and told them to use the stolen car key to gain entry to the vehicle in an attempt to steal more items, said Mr. Polinski.
Investigators subsequently determined the identities of the two 16 year olds, both residents of Chicago, and learned that they also participated in the burglary of the apartment by standing lookout and assisting one of the juveniles to climb through a window, said Mr. Polinski.
Currently, the juveniles have been released into the custody of a parent or guardian. One 16 year old was taken into custody on August 22 and charged with Residential Burglary. The other 16 year old is still being sought by police.
No further information can be released at this time due to the ages of the arrestees involved in this case, said Mr. Polinski.