Police: Robbery suspect’s driver swiped stolen credit card

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

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Evanston police said they caught a robbery suspect Tuesday night after his driver used a stolen credit card at a gas station.

At about 11:40 p.m., officers responded to a robbery near the intersection of Mulford Street and Custer Avenue, according to police. A 23-year-old woman from Evanston told them a man approached her with a pair of pliers and said, “Give me everything you have or I’ll shoot you.”

Chicago police helped Evanston police find the man in the parking lot of Dominick’s, 1763 W. Howard St. The woman identified the man as Curtis Crawford, 45, and he was arrested.

Crawford, of the 2100 block of 49th Court in Cicero, Ill., was charged with aggravated robbery. Auteshia Williams, 27, who was driving the car Crawford was in before he was arrested, was charged with forgery for using the woman’s credit card at the gas station, police said.

Williams, of the 100 block of Clyde Avenue in Evanston, and Crawford are scheduled to appear in court Oct. 25.

— Patrick Svitek