Evanston police say four people have been charged in connection with a strong arm robbery at the Dominick’s food store on Green Bay Road.
Police say a male juvenile grabbed at the purse of a woman leaving the store about 6:42 p.m. Saturday.
The woman told police she managed to throw a cup of tea that she’d just purchased at the store into the youth’s face, but after a struggle, he managed to get the purse away from her and ran down the alley behind the store.
She went back inside and called police.
Commander Tom Guenther says patrol officers alerted to the incident spotted people inside a Ford van parked in the 2700 block of Green Bay, near the store. When the officers approached the van, Guenther says, they saw a man inside looking through a woman’s purse.
Police say the purse turned out to belong to the robbery victim and the victim later identified a youth in the van as the robber.
The juvenile now faces robbery charges and the three adults in the van have been charged with theft.
The adults are identified as Sergio Levell Holden, 21, of 2110 Dewey Ave., Deanna Williams, 21, of 1301 Brummel St., and Marques Alexander Bryant, 22, of 444 E. Roosevelt in Lombard.
They’re scheduled to appear in Skokie district court on Jan. 21.