Credit card stolen in Northwestern student’s robbery used same night in Skokie
A surveillance photo of suspects in the armed robbery of three Northwestern University students early Sunday in Evanston using a stolen credit card at a 7-Eleven store 25 minutes later in Skokie. | Supplied photo
Updated: September 24, 2012 6:51AM
Evanston police have learned that one of the credit cards stolen during a robbery of three Northwestern University students early Sunday was used later the same night in a convenience store in Skokie, police said today (Aug. 20) in a release.
Police were investigating the robbery at gunpoint of the three victims as they walked about 1:10 a.m. Aug. 19 on the 2000 block of Pratt Court.
The students were ordered to stop by two suspects. One of the suspects displayed a handgun and demanded the students hand over their valuables.
Police said tat a credit card taken during the robbery was used at about 1:35 a.m. at a 7-Eleven convenience store at 3441 Church St., in Skokie.
A store video depicts two people entering the store after exiting a light-colored vehicle, Cmdr. Diane Davis said in a release from the department.
One of the suspects then approached the register and paid for his purchase with a credit card, she said.
Further investigation revealed that the credit card used belonged to one of the victims of the robbery, Davis said.
The suspects then left in their vehicle. No one is in custody. Police continue to investigate the case. Anyone with information should call the department’s detective bureau, (847) 866-5040.