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Police: Thief threatens to shoot Rogers Park resident in Evanston, takes several items

Tanner Maxwell, Design Editor

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Someone robbed and pointed a gun at a 23-year-old man in the 1400 block of Darrow Avenue on Thursday afternoon, Evanston Police Department spokesman Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

The Chicago resident was reportedly waiting for someone he knew only by a street name, who never showed up, Parrott said.

Instead, the robber tried to make contact with the 23-year-old and demanded the man give him his property while pointing a gun at him, Parrot said. The man complied and gave him his cracked iPhone, driver’s license and $500 in cash.

Parrott said the man contacted police, but after the robbery he returned to his home in Rogers Park, where police questioned him.

A detective on the case said there is more to the story based on the events of the robbery, Parrott said, but he declined to release any other information.

— Tanner Maxwell

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Tanner Maxwell, Digital Media Editor

Tanner Maxwell is digital media editor for The Daily and a Medill junior. His past positions include video editor, design editor and reporter. He is from...