Two young men were charged with armed robbery following an incident on Forest Avenue last week, announced on Wednesday. According to the report, at about 4 p.m. on April 6, Julian Hutchinson, 18, of Evanston, and a juvenile from Skokie met a young man from Des Plaines in the 1300 block of Forest Avenue to complete a narcotics transaction arranged earlier in the day.
The Des Plaines man got into their vehicle, and, after a short while, Hutchinson displayed a handgun and, according to the report, pointed it at the Des Plaines man. Hutchinson demanded the victim turn over everything in his pockets. The man handed over a wallet, cash, flash drive and cell phone. He then got out of the vehicle, and Hutchinson and the Skokie juvenile fled the scene.
An investigation led to the apprehension of Hutchinson and the Skokie juvenile in Skokie.
According to the report, both offenders implicated themselves in the armed robbery.
The victim’s property was recovered, as well as the .22 caliber pistol that was used during the robbery.
Hutchinson and the Skokie juvenile were charged with armed robbery and given a court date of April 23 at Skokie courthouse.