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The first arrests occurred on October 21, at 1:40 a.m., when officers responded to the 1100 block of Madison Street after a 9-1-1 caller reported an armed robbery. Upon arrival, a 35-year old female resident related that she was robbed at gunpoint on the street by two subjects that fled west bound in a red vehicle. Responding officers were further advised by witnesses on the scene that the two subjects were observed running away from the car half a block away. Subsequently, officers located two suspects in the east alley of the 700 block of Dodge Avenue where they were taken into custody without incident and positively identified by the victim, said Perry Polinski, Media Relations for the Evanston Police Department. Additionally, investigating officers located a bb gun in some bushes in the 1200 block of Madison Street, said Mr. Polinski. Both subjects were transported to the police department and charged with aggravated robbery.

The second arrest occurred on Oct. 22, at approx. 4:30 a.m. when officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1600 block of Payne Street after receiving a 9-1-1 call from a 21-year old female who reported that she and her 24 year old boyfriend were asleep when they were awakened by a subject in their apartment. After forcing entry and gathering several items of property belonging to the victims before being discovered, the suspect was detained by the boyfriend until police arrived on scene a couple minutes later. The suspect, a 36-year old Evanston male, was charged with residential burglary, said Mr. Polinski.

The third arrest occurred on Oct. 22, at approximately 5:55 a.m. when an off duty Evanston Police Officer reported an open overhead door accompanied by a car alarm sounding from within the Autobarn car dealership in the 1000 block of Chicago Avenue. A subject was taken into custody and charged with burglary after responding officers located him in the building sitting in the passenger seat of a Lexus. There appeared to be no forced entry. A 29-year old Chicago man was charged with burglary, said Mr. Polinski.