Evanston police warn residents of armed robberies

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Evanston police are warning residents about a string of robberies.

At least, two of the victims were held up at gunpoint.

Police in the north suburb say there have been four incidents since Tuesday.

In the first incident, an attempted robbery, the attackers went up to someone in an alley in the 200 block of Custer Avenue about 10:10 p.m. on Tuesday, and at least one showed a black handgun and demanded the victim’s property, according to police crime summary information.

In the second, the robbers went up to someone in the 400 block of Callan Avenue, showed a green or grey handgun and demanded money, according to police.

The third incident, for which detailed information was not available, took place about 7 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of Custer Avenue.

In the most recent attack, a victim was approached at a municipal parking lot in the 700 block of Hinman Avenue about 6:25 p.m., pushed him and demanded his property, taking his wallet and his cell phone, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Evanston Police.

The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report.

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