An Evanston teen is being charged as an adult for the armed robbery of a couple who were walking home from St. Francis Hospital on Valentine’s Day, according to a release from the Evanston Police Department.
Deshawn Gillette, 17, was charged over the weekend for the robbery, which took place a little before 9 p.m. at Mulford Street and Sherman Avenue, police said. A husband and wife were walking home to Rogers Park from the hospital when Gillette stole their backpack, which has not been recovered.
The couple identified Gillette in a line up, police said. He is being charged as an adult as required by state statute for this type of offense. He appeared at bond court Monday and was given a $350,000 D bond. His next court date is March 12.