Pair Arrested After Two DePaul Students Robbed

Students, both 19-year-old women, were walking in the 900 block of West Belden Avenue around 11:40 p.m Monday when they said they were robbed at gunpoint

By Allison Preston
|  Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012  |  Updated 9:47 PM CDT
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Pair Arrested After Two DePaul Students Robbed

A man and a woman were arrested Tuesday, accused of robbing two DePaul University students and holding them at gunpoint in Lincoln Park a night earlier.

The students, both 19-year-old women, were walking in the 900 block of West Belden Avenue around 11:40 p.m when they said a red Ford Taurus pulled up alongside them.

A man jumped out of the passenger's side, pointed a gun at the women and told them to hand over their purses, said police spokesman Robert Perez. The women complied, and the man got back in the car with a female driver who drove off, said Perez.

Police said the women immediately notified them of the crime. A university public safety officer later spotted the car near the intersection of Fremont Street and Belden Avenue.

A search of the vehicle turned up two purses and two handguns, one of which was a replica, officials said.

The female victims later identified their robbers, police said.
 

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