Evanston man charged in armed robbery of NU students
Timothy Blue | Supplied photo
Updated: October 24, 2012 10:06PM
EVANSTON — A 23-year-old Evanston man suspected in the armed robbery of three Northwestern University students early Sunday has turned himself in to police.
Timothy Blue, of the 1800 block of Hartrey, was charged Thursday with three counts of armed robbery, Evanston police said in a release. Another man is still being sought.
Three female students were walking in the 2000 block of Pratt Court in Evanston when two men approached about 1:10 a.m. August 19, according to Evanston police. The men told the women to stop and one of them took out a silver handgun and snatched a student’s purse.
The two other women were told to hand over their purses, and the men ran westbound on Foster Avenue, police said. The women were not injured.
About 25 minutes later, two men used a credit card taken during the robbery at a 7-Eleven store at 3441 Church St. in Skokie, Evanston police said.
Surveillance video shows two men exiting a light-colored vehicle and entering the store, Evanston police said. A man with dreadlocks or braids approaches the register and makes a purchase with the credit card, which belonged to one of the robbery victims.
After the release of surveillance images, Blue turned himself in Wednesday at the Evanston Police Department. Blue was later identified by witnesses in a lineup, police said.