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On Aug. 30, at approximately 9:10 p.m., the Evanston Police Department received a 9-1-1 call of a possible robbery in progress near the ATM at the Bank of America, 1336 Chicago Ave. Upon arrival, patrol officers observed two men standing near an idling vehicle in the parking lot and also observed a women in the ATM vestibule along with a man who had a towel covering his face, said Commander Joseph Dugan of the Evanston Police Department. When the two men saw the patrol car, they immediately fled on foot southbound on Sherman Avenue.
When the man and woman exited the vestibule, a police officer saw the man with his hands in his waistband area, said the Commander. The officer told the man to remove his hands from the front of his waistband, and the man did not do so. The officer and a back-up officer took the man, a 19 year old resident of Evanston, into custody, and recovered a loaded .410 caliber Taurus revolver from his waistband. The woman, a 41 year old resident of Evanston, told police she was approached by the men who displayed a handgun and demanded she withdraw $200 from the ATM, said the Commander.
Police officers located both men who fled. One man, a 20 year old Evanston resident, was located inside the Dempster Street CTA station, said the Commander. The second man, a 17 year old juvenile Chicago resident, was located on the roof of a building in the 1300 block of Sherman Avenue by the Evanston Police canine. The vehicle that was idling in the parking lot was reported stolen out of Chicago, said the Commander.
All three men were transported to the Evanston Police Department for further investigation. The victim was not injured in the incident.
Anyone with information on the incident can contact the Evanston Police Detective Division at (847) 866-5040 or utilize Text-A-Tip by texting CRIMES (274637) and putting EPDTIP in the message line followed by the tip.