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Evanston gunman: ‘This is a robbery, give me your shoes’

Updated: June 25, 2011 2:05AM

A masked gunman robbed a man of his hooded sweat shirt in Evanston — after beginning the stickup by saying, “This is a robbery, give me your shoes.”

The gunman shot the victim in the thigh after stealing his sweat shirt, police said.

It happened at 2 a.m. Friday in the 1800 block of Lyons Street.

The victim told police he was talking with another person when they were approached by a man wearing a mask and dark clothing.

After demanding his shoes, the suspect also ordered the victim to removed his hoodie, which contained his cell phone, police said.

A quarrel ensued between the victim and suspect, who then shot the victim once in his right thigh before running off.

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