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On Aug. 3, at approximately 11:25 a.m., police officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Custer Avenue for an armed robbery that had just occurred, said Commander Joe Dugan of the Evanston Police Department. The victim, 36 year old man, told police that he was exiting his garage when he was approached by two black men who inquired if an individual resided there. After the victim replied that he did not know who they were speaking about, the subjects grabbed him and began attempting to remove his property from his pockets, said the Commander.
When the victim resisted their efforts, he was cut several times on the forearms and once on the back of the neck, said the Commander. The victim stated at least one of the subjects was armed with a knife during the incident. The subjects removed approximately $2400.00 from the victims pocket and fled southbound on foot in the west alley of Custer Avenue, said the Commander.
The victim was transported to Saint Francis Hospital for treatment. The subjects are described as both being black men, 30-40 years of age. One offender is 6’2″, 270 lbs. wearing a black hat, black sleeveless shirt and navy blue shorts. The other offender is described as being over 5’9″, skinny build, wearing a vest with tan sleeves.
Evanston police detectives are currently conducting an investigation into the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Evanston Police Department at (847) 866-5040 or utilize Text-A-Tip by texting CRIMES (274637) and entering EPDTIP in the message line, followed by the tip information.