EVANSTON, Ill. (STMW) — A north suburban cab driver was robbed of about $200 and a cell phone early Wednesday, and police are looking for a suspect who is 13 years old.
About 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, the cabbie, a 46-year-old Evanston resident, picked up the youth at the Howard Street CTA terminal, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.
The driver took the young man to the 1800 block of Hovland Court, at Emerson Street, a couple blocks north of Evanston Township High School, he said.
The suspect then reached forward, grabbed the driver around the neck and took about $200 in cash and a cell phone from the center console of the car, Parrott said. The youth then grabbed an object in his waistband and threatened to shoot the driver.
The young robber fled and the driver got out of the car and ran after him. But as the victim was running, he took what appeared to be a dark-colored handgun out of his waistband and pointed it at the driver, Parrott said. The driver then stopped the pursuit. He was not injured.
Based on evidence from the scene and follow-up investigation, police believe they know who the juvenile offender is — a 13-year-old Evanston resident, Parrott said. He was not in custody as of Thursday afternoon.
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