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Robbers grab 2 cell phones and strike victim downtown

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A robbery trio grabbed their victim’s two cell phones and struck him in the face in the 1700 block of Maple Avenue. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Robbery

1700 Maple

Three male suspects grabbed two cell phones from a 35-year-old Evanston man as he exited a restaurant in the 1700 block of Maple Avenue around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday and struck him in the face. His injuries were minor and he refused medical treatment, police said..

Criminal Damage

2000 Pratt Court

Someone sprayed bullets along the 2000 block of Pratt Court shortly before midnight Thursday.

Drugs

2002 Darrow

Michael Beckom, 55, of 2015 Jackson Ave., was arrested at 2002 Darrow Ave. at 4:59 p.m. yesterday and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He is due in court on April 6 at 9 a.m.

Graffiti

600 South Boulevard

Graffiti was discovered on Chicago Transit Authority property in the 600 block of South Boulevard at 7:20 a.m. yesterday.

Incidents listed appear among the official reports of the Evanston Police Department. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt, which can only be determined by a court of law. Court appearances take place in Cook County 2nd District Circuit Court in Skokie.  

Charles Bartling

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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