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On Oct. 7 at approximately 4:45 p.m., Evanston police officers responded to a call that an armed robbery had occurred in the alley of the 1300 block of Dewey Avenue, said Commander Jay Parrott of the Evanston Police Department.  Police were told that a male, described as a teenager, had approached the victim, displayed a handgun and demanded that the victim turn over his bicycle and cell phone, said the Commander. The offender, after getting the victim off the bicycle, struck the victim in the head several times with the gun and fled on the bicycle, said the Commander.

Police subsequently located a young male in the area of Crain Street and Dewey Avenue, and, after a brief chase, apprehended him, said Commander Parrott. The male, age 15, was positively identified by the victim and police also recovered the victim’s property, along with a starter pistol, from the youth.  The youth, who resides in Evanston, was charged with aggravated robbery.