Evanston Teen Charged In Pizza Robbery, Police Say

Evanston police arrested an 18-year-old man from Evanston, saying he robbed a Sarpino’s Pizza delivery driver at knifepoint on Sept. 8.

Evanston police charged an 18-year old Evanston man with robbery, alleging that he stole two pizzas from a delivery driver at knifepoint in early September. 

Terrell L. Farmby, of the 100 block of Ridge Avenue, was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 24, and charged with armed robbery, a felony, according to a press release from the police department. Police say he and another man held a knife to a Sarpino’s Pizza delivery driver at 3:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, then stole two pizzas from the driver.

The victim later identified Farmby in a lineup, according to police. Detectives are still searching for a second suspect. 

Farmby is scheduled to appear in room 105 of Cook County Circuit Court in Skokie at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20.




Jim October 26, 2012 at 05:56 PM
I wouild like to know who is this young man. Who are his parents. Under what conditions did he grow up. Where and for how long did he go to school. What are his interests. WHY did he decide to steal two lousy pizzas. Does he understand what a felony on his record will mean to him in the future. What are his aspirations. A posting of his picture with the plain facts does not help understand who this fellow is and why he stole. I am all for law and order but in order to have it, we all need a better understanding of who and why.
Michael Brennan October 26, 2012 at 07:57 PM
Terrell graduated from ETHS last year and was on the varsity basketball team. Great player and really nice kid with a great big smile. Nobody would ever tell you he would hurt a flea! This is a real shocker because he was liked by so many kids. Sounds like they just wanted pizza no money, nothing of value. My guess is he didn't go off to college ( could play division 3 easly) and can't afford much right now. Comes from a hard family life. Cracks in the system .....
Festus McMoron October 26, 2012 at 09:25 PM
well he'll be playing on the prison b-ball team now. sadly at our expense. what's with these people? how were they raised? i'm just getting sick of stories like this. it's everyday. can't we send them all to siberia. worl out something with the russians and put them in freezing hard labor camps for 10 years.
annie October 26, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Teenagers make impulsive decisions everyday, and most of them don't have "insight" to see beyond what they are doing at the moment. I feel sorry for this kid. One bad decision like that changed his life.
Jim October 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM
I understand the comments above but sending every misguided, undereducated young person to Siberia will not solve the problem and is not in keeping with a civil society ( and I consider myself a conservative). We need to find ways to teach these kids social and emotional skills to save at least some of them. Maybe universal national service, maybe second chance schools. Basketball can only save you for so long. These kids deserve a better system.
Chuck October 28, 2012 at 02:12 PM
And not a word of concern about the poor delivery driver, trying to make an honest buck, being terrorized at knifepoint by two thugs. Turn in your "conservative" card Jim.
Jim October 28, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Why can't I be concerned about both of them? Does being conservative mean I have to lack common sense?
Chuck October 28, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Common Sense? My common sense tells me that when an adult commits a violent felony, he goes to jail, not to a group hug and therapy.We somehow jump to the conclusion that every african american youth involved in a crime is somehow a result of a hard home life, or lack of education or both. So let's spend even more money to try to teach him what he hasn't learned in 18+ years. When do we hold him accountable?
Jim October 29, 2012 at 11:26 AM
OK, Chuck, I give up. Send 'em all to a Devil's Island, probably before a trial. Or maybe just shoot them immediately with a bullet paid for by their families. That should do it. les Miserab.
Teddy Jack Eddy October 29, 2012 at 12:30 PM
If you think that what this man did was about a slice of pizza...you are dead wrong. This is classic thug behavior. Grabs a knife andf threatens to kill someone defenseless. Doesn't threaten a true bad-ass.... he goes after the pizza-boy. I agree that society is responsible to teach this young man a trade but it should be done while he does hard time in prison. Hopefully while he's there he'll learn metal-work....... making edge-weapons from household items. If he's lucky his quality education at ETHS will come into play for disease prevention activities. He can insist his three or four new pals use condoms because....condoms prevent heartbreak. Think this is harsh??? I promise you this..... if he had held a knife to your throat you look at this differently.
R. Thomas October 30, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Teddy Jack Eddy.... A "classic thug" doesn't carry a knife.. he carries a gun.. if it was about more than pizza.. you better believe, the delivery guy would be dead. Everyone has so many comments, thoughts and suggestions, yet have any of you reached out to these "thugs"? This is happening in our own community and when was the last time you did something to take part in becoming part of the solution? Locking them up and throwing away the key doesn't solve anything. How many of you are involved in activisim in and around our community?. You all have so much to say, yet you have done absolutely NOTHING!!!
Frank November 03, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Interesting comments. I work at ETHS and know both young men well. Terrell was getting some looks from some smaller colleges but I think with the partial scholarships being offered there wasn't enough money to send him off. Both guys were nice kids at ETHS and were never violent. Both struggled in school though. And at least one got high a lot. This is more about drugs than anything else... Just like most of the "thugs" that are stealing cell phones in schools, on the CTA or from anywhere else. The cell phones can be sold at Game Stop no questions asked. That money then goes to buy drugs. We need to figure out the drug problem and a lot of the crimes in this area (and others) will go down some.
Frank November 03, 2012 at 01:35 PM
And Festus, you're an asshole!


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