Northwestern Grad Student Robbed at Gunpoint

Two men steal phone from Northwestern grad student, police say

By Diane Znamierowski
|  Friday, Jan 27, 2012  |  Updated 8:52 AM CDT
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Northwestern Grad Student Robbed at Gunpoint

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Evanston and Northwestern University police officers are looking for two men who robbed a graduate student at gunpoint Thursday and stole his cell phone.

Police said the student was robbed in broad daylight, just before 3 p.m. near Garnett Place and Ridge Avenue. Two men approached the student, showed a gun, then took off with his cell phone, police said.  

The graduate student went to a campus emergency phone at Maple Avenue and Emerson to call for help. He was not hurt in the incident.

Evanston police recovered the stolen phone a short distance away, but the thieves remain at large.

The first offender was described to police as an African American man, about 20-25 years old, six-foot-two, 180 pounds and wearing a light-grey hooded sweatshirt and light-colored shirt. The second offender was described as an African American male, about 15-20 years old, five-foot-five and 160 pounds with short-cropped hair and wearing a black-and-red fleece jacket.

They were last seen fleeing west from the location of the incident.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Evanston Police Department at 847-866-5000.

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