Evanston police say a man who claimed to be homeless robbed a woman in the 600 block of Mulford Street Wednesday morning.

Police say the victim told them the man, who she didn’t know, approached her about 7:15 a.m. and asked for money. When she declined to give him anything, he shoved her, causing her to fall to the ground.

Evanston police say a man who claimed to be homeless robbed a woman in the 600 block of Mulford Street Wednesday morning.

Police say the victim told them the man, who she didn’t know, approached her about 7:15 a.m. and asked for money. When she declined to give him anything, he shoved her, causing her to fall to the ground.

The man then grabbed the victim’s CTA bus card, threatened her with a knife and kicked her before running off.

The suspect is described as a black male between 35 and 40 years old, 5-feet-11-inches tall and weighing 210 pounds.

He was wearing black boots, grey sweatpants and a blue sweatshirt. The woman told police he also had bad skin, unkempt hair and bad teeth.
 

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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