Police arrest Evanston teen held on $350K bail in connection with armed robbery

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

Police arrested an Evanston teenager this weekend in connection with robbing a Chicago couple at gunpoint earlier this month. He was given a $350,000 bond in court Monday, police said.

Police say the boy, 17, robbed a husband and wife while they were walking from Saint Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., to their home in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. The teen approached the couple at about 9 p.m. on Feb. 14 near the intersection of Mulford Street and Sherman Avenue and demanded their property after displaying a handgun, police said. He took the couple’s backpack, which contained tools, prescriptions and papers. Police have not recovered the backpack.

The teenager was charged with armed robbery, a felony. He is being charged as adult, which is required by state statutes, police said. He is scheduled to appear in court March 12.

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