A pizza box helped police link three suspects to the robbery of a pizza delivery man early this morning in Evanston.
Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther says police received a call to the 2000 block of Howard Street about 12:22 a..m. from the delivery driver.
He reported that as he was arriving there to make a delivery, two men walked up and asked it he had their food order.
One of the men then pulled out a handgun and held it to the driver’s head, while the other man pushed something into his side that he assumed also was a gun.
The two stole $260 in cash, a cell phone, lottery tickets and the food and hopped into a waiting white car whose driver then sped off.
After getting a description of the robbers and their car from the victim, police canvased the area and spotted a car matching the description parked in the 200 block of Richmond Avenue.
As offers approached, they found it was occupied by three men — and there was a pizza box in the rear seat.
The pizza driver identified the men as the robbers and poice say they recovered all the items taken from the deliveryman in the car, along with a bb-gun.
Police have identified the three as Robert Lous Hammond II, 19, of 1814 Main St., Savon Tremain Griffith, 17, of 1818 Main St., and Scotty S. Jobe Scott, 18, of 723 Dodge Ave.
The three now have been charged with aggravated robbery and are scheduled to appear in Skokie district court at 9 a.m. on Aug. 18.