Blotter: Jan. 17

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Man attempts to rob city resident at gunpoint

A young man attempted to rob an Evanston resident at gunpoint on Tuesday night.

The resident, 61, was walking just after 10 p.m. near his home in the 200 block of Custer Avenue when a younger man attempted to rob him at gunpoint, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The resident refused to give up his possessions and went into his building and then called the police from his home. The man then fled the scene on foot.

Police said similar incidents have happened in the area.

Gangs graffiti five garage doors in south Evanston

Police found five related instances of gang graffiti in the same block in south Evanston on Wednesday.

All markings were sprayed on overhead garage doors in the 1000 block of Dodge Avenue, the 1000 block of Darrow Avenue and the 1800 block of Greenleaf Street, Parrott said.

Though two of the drawings are not readable, they all appear to be gang related, police said. One depicts the face of a king wearing a five-pointed crown, a symbol of the Latin Kings street gang, Parrott said. There was also a pitchfork turned upside down, which symbolizes disrespect toward another gang, Parrott added.

Police said last week there were incidents of graffiti by the Spanish Gangster Disciples, and Wednesday’s graffiti may have been in retaliation.

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