Submitted by the Evanston Police Department
On Sept. 26, at approximately 4:05 p.m. Evanston Police officers responded to the 1600 block of Monroe Street for a call of a robbery. Upon arrival officers spoke with the victim, a U.S. Postal Service carrier, who stated he was robbed by two offenders.
On Sept. 27, at approximately 11:55 a.m. Evanston Police Officers responded to the 2400 block of Nathaniel Avenue. Upon arrival officers spoke to the victim, another U.S. Postal Service carrier, who stated he was robbed by a single offender.
(Police later said the mail carriers’ “arrow keys,” which allow access to secured vestibules and common areas of condo and apartment buildings were taken during the robberies.)
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service partnered with Evanston Police Investigative Services. This cooperative investigation led to identifying a suspect vehicle.
On Sept. 28, at approximately 2:30 p.m. investigators located and stopped the suspect vehicle in the 900 block of Ridge Avenue. Investigators made contact with the driver, Everett Pullett, who police said matched the description of the robbery offender and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
Pullett, a 32-year-old Evanston man, was taken into custody and investigators continued their investigation. The investigation included the execution of a search warrant at Pullett’s residence. During the execution of the search warrant investigators recovered a Glock 36 handgun and what police said were proceeds from the robberies and clothing worn during the robberies.
The investigation was reviewed by the Cook County State’s Attorneys Office, which approved felony charges for two counts of Armed Robbery and one count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon by Felon. Pullett, who was also charged with traffic-related offenses, is scheduled to appear in bond court in Skokie.
The second offender from the first robbery is not in custody.
Postal inspectors enforce more than 200 federal laws and investigate crimes that adversely affect the U.S. Mail and the postal system. Armed robbery of a postal employee is a violation of Title 18, U.S. Code Section 2114, and is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.
Additional federal charges are still being considered and are pending.