Another Student Robbed Near UIC Campus

Wednesday night attack is the fifth in a little more than a month

By BJ Lutz
|  Thursday, Oct 13, 2011  |  Updated 10:44 AM CDT
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Another crime alert was issued by University of Illinois Chicago officials Thursday after a student was punched in the face and robbed of his book bag a night earlier.

The student said he was walking west in the 2300 block of West Flourney Street at about 10 p.m. when he was approached from behind by two people -- both black teens -- who attacked him.

The robbers ran west down the street before turning northbound on Western Avenue, the student told police.

He had minor bruising of the face but refused medical attention, officials said.

His attackers were said to be between 15 and 17 years old. They stood between 5 feet, 7 inches and 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighed between 150 and 170 pounds, an alert from UIC said. The teens had brown eyes, dark complexions and had black hair cut with a buzz.

Anyone with information on Wednesday night's attack should call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.

The incident is the latest in a string of attacks and robberies near the campus. A student was robbed on the Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line platform at the UIC-Halsted stop on Sept. 25. A week earlier, another student was robbed at gunpoint on the 700 block of South Laflin

A Chicago teen, Daijon D. Price, has been arrested and charged in connection with a Sept. 3 attack in which a student was robbed at gunpoint on West Loomis Street.

An Aug. 28 attack on West Lexington Street remains under investigation.

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