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Three youths charged with aggravated robbery

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Police have charged three Evanston teenagers with aggravated robbery after they allegedly attacked three other youths on Clark Street Beach Thursday evening.

Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says officers responded the the robbery call about 8:36 p.m.

The victims, all 16-year-old males from Evanston, said they were on the beach when three youths they didn’t know approached.

One grabbed one of the victims in a headlock, pushed an object into his back telling him it was a handgun and demanded all his property. He got $10 in cash.

A second victim turned over a green Sheffield brand pocket knife.

The third victim, Dugan says, tried to flee on foot, but was tackled by two of the offenders who punched him several times in the torso.  No property was taken from the third victim. All three suspects fled the scene on bicycles.  

Dugan says officers stopped two juveniles in the 1600 block of Hinman Avenue and a third in the 1900 block of Green Bay Road, all who matched the description provided by the victims.

The suspects are all males from Evanston — one 16 years old and the others 17 years old. Dugan says the victims positively identified them as the youths who’d robbed them.  Police recovered the pocket knife taken from one of the victims from one of the 17 year old suspects..  

All three suspectes were transported to the Evanston Police Department and charged with aggravated robbery.

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