Second Teen Charged With Lottery Ticket Robbery In Evanston
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EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) — A second teen has been charged with robbing someone at gunpoint in Evanston and making away with two lottery tickets.
The 16-year-old boy was charged as a juvenile with one count of aggravated robbery after being turned in by his parents, police said.
The victim told police he was riding his bike in the 2300 block of Emerson Street on Oct. 25 about 7:45 p.m. when he was approached by two people he knew. They pinned him against a parked car and one threatened him and put a handgun against his side, the release said.
The 16-year-old then went through the victims’ pockets, taking two lottery tickets. Once getting the tickets, Griffith allegedly punched the victim in the face and both teens ran away. The victim went home and called police.
Detectives positively identified Griffith as the offender who placed the gun against the victim’s side. Both Griffith and the 16-year-old’s statements directly linked them to the crime, police say.
Bond information was not immediately available but police said Griffith will appear for a preliminary hearing Oct. 17 in Skokie. The teen’s case will be referred to juvenile court.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.