Evanston police have charged a 45-year-old Chicago man with two robberies and a burglary that happened on different days in April.

Cmdr. Ryan Glew says witness interviews, video surveillance footage and forensic analysis of evidence from the crime scenes led to charges being filed Thursday against Deiel Reese of the 11000 block of South Wentworth Avenue.

Glew says that at 10:21 p.m. April 10 police responded to the Dunkin Donuts at 1900 Dempster St. where the juvenile male clerk opened the cash drawer to take payment for a small coffee a man had ordered. Glew says the man, later identified as Reese, then threatened to shoot the clerk, demanded money and fled on foot with the cash and coffee.

Then at 12:02 p.m. April 27 police responded to Main Beauty Supply at 838 Dodge Ave. Glew says a female clerk told officers she’d found a man later identified as Reese behind the counter. She struggled with him but he fled on foot with the store’s cash drawers.

And at 3:19 a.m. on April 30, police responded to the C&W Market at 1901 Dodge Ave. where they found the front door had been shattered with a rock and a cash drawer containing money had been taken by a man Glew says was later identified to be Reese.

Reese, who was already in custody of the Cook County Department of Corrections on unrelated charges, now faces one felony count of aggravated robbery, one felony count of robbery and one felony count of burglary in the Evanston incidents.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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