Blotter: Three juveniles arrested in connection with aggravated robbery


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An Evanston Police Department squad car. Officers arrested three juveniles Thursday night in connection with aggravated robbery on Clark Street Beach.

Rishika Dugyala , City Editor

Local police arrested three juveniles Thursday night in connection with aggravated robbery in east Evanston.

At approximately 8:36 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Clark Street Beach in the 1800 block of Sheridan Road for a reported robbery, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said in a Friday news release.

Three 16-year-old males told officers that three unknown juveniles approached them on the beach. An unknown juvenile grabbed one of the 16-year-olds in a headlock, pushing an object into his back and telling him it was a handgun, Dugan said. The attacker demanded all of the male’s property, so the latter turned over $10.

A second 16-year-old boy turned over a green pocket knife, Dugan said. The third 16-year-old attempted to flee on foot before he was tackled by two of the unknown juveniles and punched several times in the torso, he said. No property was taken from the third male.

The three juveniles then fled the scene on bicycles, but officers stopped two of them in the 1600 block of Hinman Avenue and the third in the 1900 block of Greenbay Road, Dugan said.

Dugan said the juveniles — one 16-year-old and two 17-year-olds — were positively identified as the attackers in the incident.

The pocket knife was recovered from one of them and all three were transported to the Evanston Police Department and charged with aggravated robbery, Dugan said.

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