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Police Investigate Robbery of 80-Year-Old Woman

A man grabbed a purse from an 80-year-old woman as she was leaving Charter One Bank at Main Street and Chicago Avenue Tuesday morning, according to police.

An 80-year-old Evanston woman was robbed at Main Street and Custer Avenue as she walked back from a local bank around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, according to police. 

The woman had just left the Charter One Bank downtown, at 525 Main St., when a man forcibly took her purse from her, police said. He ran away with two other people into the north alley of Main Street, and then drove off in a vehicle. The woman was not injured during the incident, according to police. 

Police said the man was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and was between the ages of 18 and 22.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the Evanston Police Department at 847-866-5000 or text the department anonymously by sending the keyword EPDTIP to 274637 (CRIMES) along with the message.

Festus McMoron January 16, 2013 at 07:50 PM
...there we go: "The offender, described as male/black, 18 to 22 years of age. surprise, surprise. i'm sick of this. what person in their right mind would want to move to evanston. it's as bad as chicago innercity. i wouldn't send my kid to nu if i lived out-of-state.
Jennifer Fisher January 16, 2013 at 08:04 PM
John, police said she was not physically injured, and that's what I meant by "injured." I'm sure she was terrified! I would be. Thank you for adding the information about the $1,000.
lucas January 16, 2013 at 08:13 PM
J C I wear the ones I have quite often. Perhaps Biden can look into it.
Daphne Chancellor January 16, 2013 at 10:34 PM
Evanston use to be one of the best places to live, now I dont think Evanston is worth it. I was raised in Evanston but now nothing And I mean nothing could make me come live there again. All the things that didnt go on there is , everywhere and to think your not even safe in broad daylight.the city of Evanston should as a priority should have bettet lighting there in the night time. Its so dark anyone could get robbed and you couldnt possibly give a discription because you cant see them. People should really protest to yhe city of Evanston for better lighting.
nola campbell January 17, 2013 at 04:11 AM
there's no good news coming from evanston.its such a shame the elderly canot go out and feel safe.every day is always a crime.the reason when they caught the offender,they get lock up for 15 mins and right back on the street to do the same bs.

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