Police: 13-Year-Old Robs Cabbie, Group Mugs Victim on Dodge

Two robberies took place in Evanston on Wednesday, July 26.

Two robberies, one allegedly involving a 13-year-old boy and the threat of a gun, took place on Wednesday, according to police. 

The first robbery happened around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to police. In that incident, a taxi driver picked up a 13-year-old boy at the Howard CTA and took him to the 1800 block of Hovland Court, the Evanston Review reports. The boy allegedly reached forward and put his arms around the driver’s neck, then threatened to shoot him, according to the Review

Police report that he stole cash and the taxi driver’s cell phone. For the full story, visit the Evanston Review.

In the second incident, four men allegedly threw their victim to the ground in the 1600 block of Dodge Avenue at about 3:30 p.m., near . The robbers stole an Apple brand red and black cell phone case, police reported. 

Richard Schulte June 29, 2012 at 11:25 AM
Sure am glad I decided to move out of Evanston-Evanston is going to hell.
Jim June 29, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Oh c'mon, Richard. After Obama gives them all a cell phone, they will only rob for money. This kind of stuff is part of the "character" of Evanston.
Richard Schulte June 29, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Yep it is. Getting robbed is not my idea of a good time, but I'm a little older than I was a few years ago.
lucas June 29, 2012 at 12:49 PM
When they catch him doesn't he only get awarning or ticket. Like the city did with marijuana
Dorothy June 30, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Crime happens every where-the police will do their best to catch him. Then there's the justice system. We have systems in place to deal with this. This doesn't happen every day in Evanston and Evanston is not "going to hell." Where I work in Streeterville and Miracle Mile we had a stabbing and flash mobs. I still believe that In order to deal with crime we need some help on the prevention side. This would be viable jobs, mentoring of youth by older men who are good role models and a community based response. Call me a bleeding heart liberal if you will. After the crime we need a working criminal justice system for children and adults. Whatever efforts we can spend those directions are part of the answer.
Richard Schulte June 30, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Excuse me, Ms. Dorothy, but I lived in Evanston since September 1983-a little over 29-1/2 years. The voice of experience tells me that Evanston is going to hell, as is Chicago (New Detroit). I left Evanston and moved to Florida a few weeks ago. My new home in Florida is beautiful and the people who live there are wonderful. I'm back in Evanston for a few days-the people who live here are so obnoxious as compared to where I live now. I wish I had left Evanston 20 years ago. In 20 years, Chicago will look like Detroit and Evanston will look like East St. Louis. "Quite frankly my dear, I don't give a damn." Rhett Butler, Gone With the Wind
Frank July 01, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Dorothy, do you mean positive role models like Richard? He is an engineer by trade. But all he does is complain or run when the going gets tough. And I'm sure there is no crime wherever he lives even though unless he lives two miles from Miami we are comparing apples and oranges. Lucas, Evanston operates on a points system (which I don't agree with) for juvenile offenders. 15 points gets you sent to the juvenile lock up. This young man should be at 15 points for these crimes. A screener at the county juvenile detention works with the juvenile division of EPD to help determine points for various crimes. And to be honest I do think Evanston is getting a little worse and Chicago too for that matter so Richard isn't totally off on this one. It just gets old reading an old fools rants all the time.
lucas July 01, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Thanks for the info. It was nice reading you thoughts "UNTIL YOU DECIDED TO NAME CALL". Try Googling names calls ing see how some of the research on people that do that came out
Richard Schulte July 01, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Frank: "And I'm sure there is no crime wherever he lives even though unless he lives two miles from Miami we are comparing apples and oranges." Sorry Frank, but I live in northwest Florida, a long, long, long ways from Miami. I live closer to Nashville, Tennesee (7 hours by car) than I do to Miami (10-12 hours by car), but that may not mean anyting to you. Not sure why when people say Florida that they think of Miami.
Dorothy July 02, 2012 at 04:19 AM
A good role model would be a mature successful moral compassionate human being who may have come out of a tough background similar to the juvenile who committed the crime or other young people who have not committed crimes who truly care about youth and have their best interests at heart. Obviously no pedophiles, or people using illegal drugs, etc. I think we all have a good idea of what a good mentor would be. Since I don't know Richard I can hardly comment on him. :)
Richard Schulte July 02, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Speaking of mentors, this book might be of interest: "As readers of this site are aware, thanks especially to Jack Cashill's recent posts, I've been researching and writing a book on Barack Obama's mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. That book, titled The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mentor, just came off the press this week, with an official release date of July 17." Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/07/supreme_court_helps_obama_fulfill_dreams_from_his_communist_mentor.html#ixzz1zSmZHj2n I know that this post will upset Frank-oh well.


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