Two nabbed in backpack robbery


Evanston police say three teenagers punched another youth and stole his Adidas backpack about 9:55 this morning in the 1000 block of Wesley Avenue.

Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says police officers who responded to the incident took two suspects into custody near the scene.

He says the 16-year-old victim positively identified the suspects, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old who are both Evanston residents, and they’ve been petitioned to the juvenile court on robbery charges.

Police are still looking for the third suspect, who’s believed to be a 15-year-old Evanston youth.

The victim declined medical treatment.


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