Three people reported they were robbed in Evanston over the Christmas holiday weekend.

A man out shoveling snow in the 1500 block of Church Street on Sunday afternoon told police two men approached him and demanded his money.

He said the robbers then cut him on the face with an unknown object, forced him into a car, and robbed him of his cell phone and money.

The robbers were described as male blacks, 30 to 35 years old, 5-feet-6 to 5-feet-7 inches tall. One, wearing a cream colored hooded sweatshirt was described as weighing about 200 pounds, while the other, wearing a black coat, was said to weight about 180 pounds.

A woman told police that a little after midnight on Sunday she had just left the South Boulevard CTA station when she was approached by a man who dragged her into a gangway in the 500 block of Chicago Avenue. There several subjects took her jacket, purse and money before fleeing on foot.

And about 1:30 a.m. on Friday, a man delivering a pizza in the 1800 block of Lake Street said he was confronted by two men who claimed they had a handgun and demanded money.

After the delivery man handed over his cash, the two men fled on foot. They were described as black males, 5-foot-6 to 6-feet tall, weighing 150 to 200 pounds. One was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, the other a white hooded sweatshirt.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. An official reminder is all it should take

    I’m sure a friendly "official" reminder about shoveled walks would greatly increase snow removal.


    Perhaps the City could work something out with the Post Office, having mail carriers leaving a notice to those addresses that could use one. Afterall, they are directly affected by non-compliance.

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