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West Side Man Arrested For Robbery Of Evanston Pizza Hut

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Warren Morris. (Credit: Photo/Evanston Police Dept.)

Warren Morris. (Credit: Photo/Evanston Police Dept.)

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EVANSTON, Ill. (STMW) — A 35-year-old man from the West Side Garfield Park neighborhood was arrested on Friday after threatening to kill employees of an Evanston Pizza Hut during a robbery earlier this week.

About 8 p.m. on Wednesday, a store clerk told police, a man entered the Pizza Hut at 951 Howard Street and asked to wash the windows for money. He was told no and left without incident, a release from Evanston police said.

He returned approximately an hour later and placed a handwritten note on the counter that read, “give me the money or you are going to die,” according to the release. The man did not imply or display a weapon, police said. The store clerk handed the man $62 from the register. He took the money and the note and left the store. Responding officers searched the area for the suspect, but to no avail. They were, however, able to get a picture through the Pizza Hut’s video surveillance.

On Friday Evanston detectives located a man in the Howard street area who matched the description of the suspect from the Pizza Hut video. He was still wearing some of the clothes seen in the video, police said. The man, Warren Morris, was apprehended and taken to the Evanston police station.

He was later positively identified by the store employees through a physical lineup. Morris, of the 4200 block of West Carroll in Chicago was charged with one count of robbery. He is scheduled to appear in court in Skokie at 9 a.m. on April 16.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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