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On Saturday, Sept. 8, at approximately 3:15 a.m. , Sarpino’s Pizzeria reported that one of its drivers, a 26-year-old male, was the victim of an armed robbery, said Perry Polinski, media relations for the Evanston Police Department. The victim said he was making a delivery in the 800 block of Dobson Street when he was approached by two male teens. One of the men threatened him with a knife, while the other shoved him, said Mr. Polinski. The robbers then took $23 worth of pizza before fleeing on foot. Evanston police were not able to locate the robbers, but are continuing their investigation, said Mr. Polinski. The driver was not injured.
On Sunday, Sept. 9, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Evanston police responded to the 700 block of Florence Avenue after receiving a 9-1-1 call reporting an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned that the victims, a 28-year-old male, a 28-year-old female, and their 8-year-old daughter, had just left their vehicle when they were approached in the street by two persons. One of the persons who was armed with a handgun, took a purse and $200, said Mr. Polinski. Both of these persons fled the area on foot. Evanston police were not able to locate these subjects, but are continuing their investigation. The victims were not injured.
On Sunday, Sept. 9, at approximately 9:50 p.m. Evanston police received several 9-1-1 calls reporting a woman screaming in the vicinity of the intersection of Church Street and Ridge Avenue. Upon arrival, police located a 22-year-old female who reported that her iPhone had just been stolen and described a male subject, said Mr. Polinski. Police located a man who matched the description of the robber at the Davis El Station, said Mr. Polinski. The victim’s iPhone was located in a backpack that was in his possession. The man, 17, was taken into custody, identified, transported to the Evanston Police Department and charged with robbery, said Mr. Polinski. None of the victims were injured.