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On May 31, at approximately 1 a.m., a 19-year old Skokie male (the “victim”) went to 100 block of Clyde Avenue to purchase Cannabis, said Commander Joseph Dugan of the Evanston Police Department. The victim was confronted by two subjects in the alley, one of whom was armed with a silver handgun who demanded the victim’s property, said the Commander. The victim gave the subject $40, his cellular telephone and the keys to his vehicle which was parked in the 500 block of Howard Street. The subjects fled the area with the victim’s property, including his vehicle.
The victim’s unoccupied vehicle was later recovered by officers at approximately 2 a.m. in the 100 block of Clyde Avenue. Police detectives assigned to the investigation were able to identify the subject who was armed with the handgun as being a juvenile male, 17 years of age, and an Evanston resident, said the Commander. The juvenile was taken into custody by detectives on June 1 at his residence. The juvenile was charged with one count of Aggravated Robbery and transported to the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center, said the Commander. The detectives are continuing their investigation in order to identify the second offender as well as recover the firearm used in the incident.
In an unrelated incident, on June 2, at approximately 12:30 a.m., police tactical officers observed a male enter and exit an unlocked vehicle in the 2700 block of Asbury Avenue. They further observed the same male enter an unlocked vehicle in the 2600 block of Bryant Avenue. As the officers approached the subject, the male fled on foot and was taken into custody in the 1100 block of Central Street, said the Commander.
The male subject is a 16-year old Chicago resident. The juvenile was transported to the Evanston Police Department and petitioned to juvenile court for five counts of burglary to motor vehicle.