2 arrested in Evanston HS phone robberies

May 17, 2011 (EVANSTON, Ill.)

Levertis Williams, 18, and Julian Hutchinson, 17, are both charged with two counts of felony strong-arm robbery.

Police say on Thursday in two separate incidents, Evanston students reported being robbed. The first incident took place at 10:20 a.m. when two robbers approached a student while he was opening his locker. One of the robbers placed his arm around the student's neck and pushed him to the hallway floor. The robber then said, "Let me get that phone." Police say the victim refused, and the robber went into the victim's pockets and removed an Apple iPhone. Then the robbers fled.

Later the same day at 3:30 p.m., police say the same robbers approached two students as they were walking in the hallway. According to both victims, the robbers came from behind, pushed them against the wall and caused them to fall to the floor. Then the victims say one of the robbers said, "Give me that cell phone." Both robbers then went into the pockets of both victims and took their cell phones then ran away.

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