NU Grad Student Robbed Near Campus

Student was not injured and there were no signs of a weapon, officials say

By Kristin Callahan
|  Friday, Jan 6, 2012  |  Updated 8:51 PM CDT
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Northwestern University issued an alert after a graduate student was reportedly robbed near the school's Evanston campus Thursday.

The incident happened shortly before 3 p.m. near Noyes Street and Sherman Avenue, officials said. 
Two men approached the student and asked for his money. When the victim told them he did not have any, they demanded to see his wallet and ended up taking his credit card, according to the campus alert.

The student was not injured and there were no signs of a weapon, officials said.

One of the robbers was described by authorities as a black male, approximately 25 years old. He was about 6 feet tall and had a thin build and was wearing a dark green fleece jacket, light green pants and a winter hat.

The second attacker was also described as a black male, approximately 25 years old and with a thin build. He was wearing a dark-colored fleece top with blue jeans and a red winter cap, officials said.

The University has asked that anyone who has any information about the incident to contact the Evanston Police Department, 847-866-5000.

The Northwestern University Police Department also reminds the community to report suspicious activity or people immediately.

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