Juvenile arrested in connection with robbery of Northwestern student

Nora Shelly, City Editor

A 17-year-old Chicago resident was charged Monday in connection with an early morning robbery of a Northwestern student near a CTA station last month, police said.

On Oct. 7, the student was approached by three people near the corner of Sheridan Road and Noyes Street, according to a news release. The three people asked the student for his wallet and demanded he walk with them to an ATM to withdraw money.

The student was forced to withdraw $400 from the ATM near the Noyes Street CTA station. The three subjects also allegedly tried to rob another NU student on a northbound “L” train near the Noyes Street station that night, but did not end up taking anything.

Evanston police investigating the incident learned a male 17-year-old Chicago resident in custody by Chicago Police Department for similar incidences matched the description of one of three people.

Police were able to confirm the 17-year-old was one of the people who allegedly robbed the NU student at the corner of Sheridan Road and Noyes Street.

He was charged Monday with one count of felony armed robbery and one count of felony unlawful restraint.

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