Police Blotter: Anonymous caller reports man with gun on Dewey Avenue

Cydney Hayes, Reporter

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An anonymous caller reported a man with a handgun in the 1100 block of Dewey Avenue around noon Tuesday, police said.

The man, described to officers as a black male in his late teens, allegedly pulled up to the corner of Dewey Avenue and Thelin Court in a dark-colored minivan, Evanston Police Department spokesman Perry Polinski said. Polinski said the caller reported that the man then exited the minivan and got into a four-door sedan carrying the gun. The caller reported seeing a second man, also described as a black male in his late teens, in the backseat of the minivan, Polinski added.

The caller reported seeing the sedan heading eastbound on Dewey Avenue toward Greenwood Street, Polinski said. Police checked the area but neither the cars nor evidence of firearms were found, he said.

Evanston man struck with object and robbed

Two attackers robbed an Evanston resident shortly after midnight Tuesday on the corner of Dempster Street and Dodge Avenue, police said.

The 44-year-old man was walking north on Dodge Avenue when he heard footsteps behind him and saw two people running toward him, Polinski said. The attackers struck the man in the head with an unknown object and stole $60 from him, Polinski added.

Polinski said the man reported the robbery around 1:45 p.m. that day and told police he woke up at home with head and body pains, at which point he realized the money was missing. Because he could not remember how he got home, the robbers presumably knocked the man unconscious, Polinski said.

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