Armed Robbery Suspect Used Credit Card at 7-Eleven

Evanston police released a surveillance camera photo of one of the suspects in an armed robbery of three Northwestern University students. Records show he used one of the victims' credit cards.

Evanston police have a lead on one of the suspects in the that happened early Sunday morning.

Records show that one of the credit cards stolen in the robbery was used at a 7-Eleven at 3441 Church Street in Skokie at 1:35 a.m. Sunday, just 25 minutes after the robbery took place, according to a press release from the Evanston Police Department. 

The store's surveillance video shows two men exiting a light-colored car and entering the store. One of the men, wearing dreadlocks or braids, approached the register and paid for his purchase with the credit card, police said. The men then took off in their car.


Police have not taken any suspects into custody yet, and are continuing to investigate the robbery. The incident took place at 1:10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, when two men approached a group of three female students at the intersection of Foster Street and Pratt Court. One of the men displayed a handgun, then demanded their valuables. He took purses from all three as well as a cell phone, police said.

Sunday morning's armed robbery was the second armed robbery to happen within a 24 hour time span in Evanston. Police are also investigating , at the intersection of Foster Street and Orrington Avenue, just six blocks east. In that incident, one man approached the victim and displayed a handgun while another stayed across the street, according to police. 

Anyone with information on either crime is encouraged to call the police detective bureau at 847-866-5040.


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