Officers have arrested a 13-year-old boy from Evanston and charged him with two robberies that took place last week, according to a press release from the police department.
In the first robbery, the 13-year-old allegedly punched another 13-year-old boy in the face and stole his "Beats" headphones around 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 25, at the intersection of Church Street and Dodge Avenue, police said.
The second robbery took place around 1 a.m. Wednesday night, when police say the 13-year-old hailed a cab at the Howard Street 'L' station. The driver took him to the intersection of Hovland Court and Emerson Street, where the boy allegedly wrapped his arms around the neck of a taxi cab driver, threatened to shoot a gun and .
The victims of both incidents identified the 13-year-old boy as their attacker, according to police. He has been charged with two counts of robbery and aggravated assualt and was taken into custody by the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center.
Police said that officers did not find a gun during their investigation of the robberies.