A young man with disposition problems took offense at how another youth was looking at him shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday near the corner of Sherman Avenue and Lee Street.

The victim told Evanston police a 16- or 17-year-old youth he didn’t know rode up on a red bicycle, said, “Why are you looking at me funny?” and then hit the victim in the face with his closed fist, before riding off.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 5-foot-6-inches tall, weighing 140 pounds and wearing a black zip-up jacket and jeans.

A few minutes later and not far away — at Elmwood Avenue and Lee Street — a youth about the same age but tall and thin rode up on a bike and ordered people standing on the corner to hand over their money, which he took and rode off.

That suspect is described as wearing a dark gray or black hooded sweatshirt and black jeans.


A young man with disposition problems took offense at how another youth was looking at him shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday near the corner of Sherman Avenue and Lee Street.

The victim told Evanston police a 16- or 17-year-old youth he didn’t know rode up on a red bicycle, said, “Why are you looking at me funny?” and then hit the victim in the face with his closed fist, before riding off.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 5-foot-6-inches tall, weighing 140 pounds and wearing a black zip-up jacket and jeans.

A few minutes later and not far away — at Elmwood Avenue and Lee Street — a youth about the same age but tall and thin rode up on a bike and ordered people standing on the corner to hand over their money, which he took and rode off.

That suspect is described as wearing a dark gray or black hooded sweatshirt and black jeans.

And somebody who parked their 1999 Lincoln at 1801 Dempster Tuesday afternoon returned to find all the windows and tail lights broken out.

Check the crime map for more crime news.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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