Evanston man pleads guilty to armed robbery of NU students

Paige Leskin, Reporter

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An Evanston resident was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for the 2012 armed robbery of three Northwestern students, police said.

Timothy Blue, 25, pled guilty to the charges and was sentenced to serve time in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Blue was charged in connection with the armed robbery with a handgun of three female NU students on August 19, 2012. The robbery occurred in the 2000 block of Pratt Court when two men approached the students as they walked in the middle of the street. One man threatened the women with a handgun and took their purses, police said.

Police said three days after the robbery occurred, Blue turned himself in to the Evanston Police Department with his attorney. Police had released surveillance footage that showed a photo of Blue using one of the victim’s credit cards at a convenience store in Skokie soon after the incident.

Blue was arrested and charged with three counts of armed robbery after he was identified in a line-up.

The second man who was involved in the crime was never identified and is still wanted, police said.

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