Evanston police are investigating a number of robberies in south and central Evanston that typically occur between noon and 3 p.m. These among the stories in today’s crime bulletin from Evanston police.
Victims are typically walking with their cellular phones visible, and women carrying purses, police say. The offenders have been described as three to four male Black youths between 13 and 17 years of age, riding in a blue Honda CRV with Illinois registration that was reported as stolen out of Chicago.
Police warn that although offenders have not displayed or implied a weapon, several victims have been physically attacked during the commission of the robberies. Additional police patrols have been deployed in the area.
Police say that similar robberies have occurred in the Rogers Park area of Chicago, just south of Evanston.
A robber took a phone from the victim’s hand on the sidewalk in the 900 block of Forest Avenue at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Michigan at Lee
A victim was shoved into a wooden fence and headphones and cell phone were taken on the sidewalk at Michigan Avenue and Lee Street between 2:31 p.m. and 2:35 p.m. Tuesday.
A victim was shoved to the ground and her purse taken in the 1500 block of Judson Avenue at about 1:24 p.m. Wednesday.
A victim was shoved to the ground and their cell phone taken in the 800 block of Emerson Street around 3 p.m. Tuesday.
A bicycle was stolen from an open garage in the 2000 block of Maple Avenue around 9 a.m. Wednesday.
South Boulevard at Elmwood
Someone damaged a “Free Little Library” box and kicked cars near South Boulevard and Elmwood Avenue around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday.
Gunshots were reported in the 1700 block of Oak Avenue at 8:47 p.m. Wednesday. Police checked the area but found nothing.
Unattended power tools were taken from a common area in the 1000 block of Madison Street around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Davis at Sherman
A maroon and silver bicycle was stolen from the sidewalk at Davis Street and Sherman Avenue at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday.
Laundry detergent, household supplies, and food items were stolen from a pharmacy in the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Daejonna Q. Dickerson, 24, of 103 E. Dundee Road, Wheeling, was arrested at 2401 Dempster St. at 7:46 a.m. Tuesday and charged with a traffic violation.
Shamil Magomedov, 31, of 9166 W. Church St., Des Plaines, was arrested at 915 Hinman Ave. at 12:24 p.m. on March 26 and charged with a traffic violation.
Richard Dion Neals, 22, of 5545 S. Shields Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 1100 Ridge Ave. at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday and charged with a traffic violation.
Incidents listed appear among the official reports of the Evanston Police Department. An arrest does not constitute an assumption of guilt, which can only be determined by a court of law. Court appearances take place in Cook County 2nd District Court in Skokie.
Related Document: Crime Bulletin (April_02-21DR)