Three robberies in eleven days on Northwestern Streeterville campus
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(Above) Four suspects sought regarding the beating and robbery of a Northwestern University law student in Streeterville on Sunday. Photo obtained from Chicago Police Department.

13-Oct-17 – A Northwestern University law student was punched in the face, knocked to the ground, kicked, beaten, and robbed on the school’s Streeterville campus on Sunday evening.

The 22-year-old victim was attacked on a sidewalk in the 700 block of North Fairbanks Court at around 8 p.m. by a group of three men and one woman who kicked and beat him until he gave up his laptop, mobile phone, and password, according to Chicago police.

Google Street View (Left) Google Street View of area where attack occurred. (Click on image to view larger version.)

The attackers ran away while a witness summoned help from a University callbox. The witness then walked the victim to Northwestern’s nearby hospital for treatment.

All four suspects are believed to be in their early 20s.

Three other robberies on campus in past month

There have been at least three robberies on Northwestern’s Streeterville campus since September 27 – in addition to Sunday’s mugging.

Northwestern University police say a woman not affiliated with the school was robbed in a Northwestern parking garage elevator at 222 East Huron Street on Tuesday evening. Two people were already in the elevator when the victim stepped inside at about 5:30 p.m. When the woman prepared to exit on the eighth floor, one of the people in the elevator took her phone and pushed her out of the elevator. She was treated for a scraped knee.

NU police said one of the robbers was a black male in his teens with short dreadlock hair and a light complexion. He was wearing a tan sweater and jeans. The other was a tall, thin, black male in his teens. He wore a blue plaid shirt and jeans.

A woman on Northwestern’s faculty was robbed in a different parking garage at around 1:45 p.m. on September 27. The woman was walking on the ninth floor of the garage at 321 East Erie Street when three men pushed her to the ground and took her phone.

Those robbers were described as black men in their teens. One had short dreadlocks and was wearing a long-sleeved, gray t-shirt with dark gym shoes and a dark backpack. Another wore a white t-shirt with camouflage pants and gray gym shoes. The third wore a long-sleeved black hooded sweatshirt with tan pants and white gym shoes.

University officials said surveillance cameras captured images of the September 27 attackers, but no photos were released.

By CWB Chicago | Loop North News |

Published 13-Oct-17 3:43 AM

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