Evanston youth, 13, charged in two robberies

Evanston police have charged a 13-year-old Evanston youth in connection with two robberies this week — including one in which a cab driver was threatened with a gun.

Police say the youth was positively identified by the victims in each of the incidents.

The cab drivver was held up at about 1:10 a.m. Wednesday by a robber who grabbed him around the neck and threatened him with a gun. The robber took $200 in cash and a cell phone.

Earlier, at about 2:30 p.m. Monday, police say the same youth punched another juvenile in the face at Church Street and Dodge Avenue and stole his "Beats" headphones.

The suspect is now charged with two counts of robbery and aggravated assault and has been remanded to the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center.

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