Teens Arrested in Halloween Egg Robbery, Police Say

Evanston police say they caught three teenagers who stole eggs from a Walgreens on Green Bay Road on Halloween. One was charged with robbery.

Evanston police say they caught three teenagers and arrested one who stole eggs from the Walgreens store at 2100 Green Bay Road on Halloween.

A store manager called 911 to report that several male teenagers had stolen cartons of eggs at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. When he attempted to stop them, one of the teenagers hit him in the face, causing minor injuries, according to police. The group then ran away.

Police obtained a description of the teenagers and broadcast it to officers on patrol. Two hours later, a pair of officers saw three suspects who matched the description in the 1900 block of Darrow Avenue, according to police. 

Police stopped the three suspects, all of whom are 17-year-old residents of Evanston, and later identified them on store video as being involved in the incident. A witness also identified the teen who struck the store manager in a line-up. 

Two of the teenagers were arrested and charged with retail theft. Police will not release their names because of their age.

The third teenager, Paul R. Downs of the 2000 block of Darrow Avenue, was arrested and charged as an adult. He faces one count of robbery, a class two felony. 


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