Blotter: Jan. 29

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

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Attempted strongarm robbery nets only earphones

Evanston Police responded to a call of battery at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of Dodge Avenue.

Two young men approached a male Evanston resident, 18, outside a convenience store near the intersection of Dempster Street and Dodge Avenue, EPD Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. One of the men punched the resident in the face with a closed fist. The pair attempted but was unable to take the resident’s Apple iPhone. The resident believes they did take his earphones, which are valued at approximately $20. The resident sustained a small cut underneath his top lip. The robbers were believed to be about 18 years old.

Assault in a group home on Brummel Street

A young Evanston woman assaulted another woman in a home in the 700 block of Brummel Street at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Both women lived in a group home for young women on Brummel Street, Parrott said. The dispute occurred when one woman, 18, assaulted the other woman, 33, and attempted to beat her up. The 33-year-old oversees the group home.

— Ciara McCarthy

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