Blotter: Jan. 16

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

Teens rob man, 74, at gunpoint, return goods shortly after

Two teenagers robbed a 74-year-old man at gunpoint Tuesday in south Evanston and returned the stolen goods minutes after demanding them.

The teens approached the Evanston resident at 9:45 p.m. after he parked his car in the 400 block of Callan Avenue and began walking toward his residence.

They approached him, and one teen displayed a grey and green handgun with a red tip, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

It is unclear if the gun was real, he added. The teens demanded the man’s belongings, and he gave them $7 and his cell phone.The teens then patted the man down to make sure he had no other belongings on his body, Parrott said.

One teenager returned the cash to the man. The Evanston resident asked for his phone, and the teen returned that as well. Both fled the scene on foot.

Chicago man arrested in connection with cannabis possession

Officers arrested a Chicago man Wednesday morning after they stopped him for a traffic violation and found six grams of cannabis on his person, police said.

The man, 62, was pulled over after 1 a.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of Howard Street for a traffic violation. Officers found the cannabis on him during a search, Parrott said. The man is scheduled to appear in court March 14.

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