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.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Take that Chai Latte to go !
    I am so happy to read, yet again today, that our citizens are growing tired of the thugs in this town.First pepper spray and now a scalding hot tea in the kisser! I love it. Good job and I am glad to hear the woman was not injured. The criminals in this town are for the most part COWARDS! They prey on those that look to be ‘good’ victims and assume the vast majority will not put any kind of a fight. I would also like to say nice job to the Evanston Police Officers for locating the brain-dead adults in the van waiting for their criminal protege to return with the loot!

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