Blotter: Cable man robbed of wallet on Jackson Ave.; Two suspects punch male Evanston resident

Grace Johnson

Cable man robbed of wallet on Jackson Ave.

A juvenile suspect and accomplices robbed a cable company employee at gunpoint Wednesday, police said.

The victim was in the alley of the 1900 block of Jackson Avenue when he was approached by the suspect, who carried a handgun, said Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther.

The suspect was described as wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and red-and-white gym shoes, police said.

The suspect took the victim’s black leather wallet containing identification, credit cards and cash, Guenther said.

The victim was left unharmed as the suspect joined several accomplices in an older model maroon Toyota Camry, police said.

A search of the area turned up no sign of the suspect, Guenther said.

Police are continuing to investigate.

Two suspects punch male Evanston resident

Two suspects in their early 20s beat a male Evanston resident Wednesday, police said.

The suspects first approached the victim and asked him, “What’s your problem?” before punching him in the face, Guenther said.

One of the suspects wore a black face mask while the other wore a dark knit hat, police said.

The suspects fled in the opposite direction, and police found no sign of them in a search after the incident, Guenther said.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, police said.

Police are continuing to investigate.