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Three arrested after Evanston armed robbery

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Three people were arrested after an armed robbery Tuesday night in north suburban Evanston.

About 9:10 p.m., someone called 911 to report a possible robbery near the ATM at the Bank of America branch at 1336 Chicago Ave., according to a statement from Evanston police.

Officers found two males standing near an idling vehicle in the parking lot, and a woman in the ATM vestibule with a man who had a towel covering his face, police said.

When the two males standing near the vehicle saw the patrol car, they ran south on Sherman Avenue, according to police.

The man and woman exited the vestibule, and one of the officers saw the man had his hands in his waistband. The officer told the man to remove his hands from his waistband, but he refused, police said.

Two officers took the 19-year-old Evanston man into custody and found a loaded .410 caliber Taurus revolver in his waistband, police said.

The victim, a 41-year-old Evanston woman, said that she was approached by the males, one of whom who pulled out a handgun and demanded she withdraw $200 from the ATM, police said. She was not hurt during the robbery.

One of the other suspects, a 20-year-old Evanston man, was found inside the Dempster Street Purple Line station, police said.

The third suspect, a 17-year-old Chicago boy, was found on the roof of a building in the 1300 block of Sherman Avenue by an Evanston police canine.

The vehicle that was idling in the parking lot had been reported stolen from Chicago, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.