Man attacked, robbed on Custer


Evanston police are investigating an armed robbery in the 300 block of Custer Avenue in which two men reportedly stole $2,400 from their victim.

Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says the victim, a 36-year-old Evanston resident, told police he was leaving his garage abou 11:25 a.m. today when two men asked him if he knew someone who lived in the building.

When the victim said he didn’t know who they were talking about, the robbers grabbed him and began attempting to remove objects from his pockets.

As the vicitm resisted, he was cut several times on the forarms and once on the back of the neck.

The suspects, who fled south in the west alley of Custer, are described as 30- to 40-year-old black males. One is 6-foot-2-inches tall and was wearing a black hat, black sleeveless shirt and navy blue shorts. The other was at least 5-feet-9-inches tall, with a skinny build, and wearing a vest with tan sleeves.

The victim was transported to St. Francis Hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 847-866-5040 or text CRIMES (274637) and start the message with EPDTIP. 

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