Thursday, October 12, 2017

Three Robberies In 11 Days Brings Alert For Northwestern's Streeterville Campus; Law Student Mugged Sunday

These four suspects are being sought in connection with the beating and robbery of a Northwestern University law student in Streeterville on Sunday. | Chicago Police Department
A Northwestern University law student was punched in the face, knocked to the ground, kicked, beaten, and robbed on the school’s Streeterville campus Sunday evening, Chicago police said in a community alert Wednesday.

The 22-year-old victim was attacked in the 700 block of North Fairbank around 8 p.m. by a group of men and a woman who kicked and beat him until he gave up his laptop, phone, and password, authorities said.

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

The four individuals seen in the photo above are wanted for questioning in the case, police said. All are believed to be in their early 20’s.

There have been at least three robberies on Northwestern’s Near North campus since September 27. In addition to Sunday’s mugging, the University Police said:

• A woman who is not affiliated with the school was robbed in a Northwestern parking garage elevator at 222 East Huron on Tuesday evening.

Two people were already in the garage elevator when the victim stepped inside around 5:30 p.m., the school said. When the woman prepared to exit on the eighth floor, one of the offenders took her phone and pushed her from the elevator, university police said.

The victim was treated for a scraped knee.

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

• A female member of Northwestern’s faculty was robbed in a different parking garage around 1:45 p.m. on September 27.

The woman was walking on the ninth floor of the garage at 321 East Erie when three men pushed her to the ground and took a cellphone.

The offenders were described as three 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 that surveillance cameras captured images of the September 27 attackers, but no photos were released.
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