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Police: Robber Knocked Victim to the Ground, Stole Wallet

UPDATED: Evanston Police say three men stole a wallet and phone in a strongarm robbery at Asbury Avenue and Church Street early Sunday morning.

Three men knocked a 48-year-old Skokie man to the ground and stole his wallet in a strongarm robbery at Asbury Avenue and Church Street this weekend, according to Evanston Police.

The offenders stole cash, a tri-fold fake leather wallet, Kia flip phone, government-issued cell phone and various keys during the incident, which took place at 5:40 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, according to police. The incident was reported to police several hours later, at the station.

Police have not arrested anyone in connection with the robbery. 

Editor's Note: This story was updated to include more information about the victim at 9:26 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Jennifer Fisher October 09, 2012 at 02:34 PM
The victim was a 48-year-old man from Skokie.
Dan Cox October 09, 2012 at 06:34 PM
If we do not have a face and name to attach to the event, we forget about it faster, and we can pretend it never happened. This is part of our feel safe strategy in Evanston. If we do not remember it... it never happened!
Jennifer Fisher October 09, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Thanks for commenting, Dan. Police rarely if ever release the name of the victim in these cases. As I understand, they're still searching for leads on the offenders.
Jim October 10, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Concealed carry cannot come too soon. Do we really want the police handing out fliers saying enter Evanston at your own risk.
lucas October 11, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Jim City Council already does that.

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