Security Alert: November 12, 2010

9:20 p.m., Thursday, November 11–on University Avenue between 60th and 61st Street–A University student walking on the sidewalk with two friends was approached by 6 or 7 unknown males. One of the males struck the victim on the head with his fist and took his cell phone from his hand. The suspect and his companions fled on foot. The victim declined medical attention.

9:30 p.m., Thursday, November 11–On the Midway Plaisance near Harper Library–A University student crossing the Midway Plaisance saw three males as he neared the Linne statue. A fourth person jumped from the bushes and struck him with an unknown object knocking the victim unconscious. When the victim regained consciousness, he sought help and was transported to the Mitchell Emergency room for treatment.


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