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On Aug. 9, at approximately 11:43 p.m., a man came into the CVS store at 101 Asbury Avenue, brandished a knife, proceeded behind the counter, and asked the cashier to open the drawer to the register, said Commander Joe Dugan of the Evanston Police Department. The cashier complied, and the man took money from the cash register. The man fled on foot, and surveillance images of the man were distributed to the public.  

On Aug. 16 just after midnight the same man walked into the CVS store at 101 Asbury Avenue.  One of the cashiers recognized the man from the images. The man pulled out a knife and walked around the counter requesting money, said the Commander. Two cashiers left the store, and man left the store and headed north on Asbury Avenue, without any proceeds.

Officers responding to the call located the suspect, a 36-year old man from Hanover Park, and the knife was recovered nearby, said the Commander. The man was charged with armed robbery and attempted armed robbery, said the Commander.