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Robbery Attempt Reported on NU Campus

The incident happened Saturday at 8:26 p.m.

A man was the victim of an attempted robbery Saturday night at 8:26 p.m. near Wieboldt Hall on the Northwestern University Campus.

The man, who is not affiliated with the school, parked his motor scooter on the 300 block of Chicago Avenue in Chicago when he was approached by about 15-20 males, according to an alert sent out by campus security. The men were all approximately 16 to 20 years old, the alert said.

"One of the subjects threw a baseball at the victim’s face and knocked him to the ground. Several others from the group punched and hit him several times. The victim tried to protect himself and fought back. The subjects eventually fled eastbound toward the lake," according to the security alert.

"Chicago Police and Northwestern University Police responded, and Chicago Police later arrested three members believed to be part of the group on mob action charges."

The victim was treated on the scene and did not lose any money or property in the incident. He was unable to provide descriptions of all the people involved.

Campus security asks readers to contact the Chicago Police Department with any information that might assist in this investigation.

Deadcatbounce June 05, 2011 at 03:13 PM
The feral children are taking over!
Ron Mills June 05, 2011 at 11:41 PM
So, just to be clear, this NU incident occurred on the Chicago not the Evanston campus, right?
Jessica Rudis (Editor) June 06, 2011 at 02:41 AM
Yep, Chicago campus. The alert was sent to everyone though.
Ron Mills June 06, 2011 at 10:19 AM
Good to know! Thanks, Jessica. Let's tighten up that headline and lede, then, or let someone else file this on their police blotter. Keeping score of local violent crimes is hard enough these days.
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