Security Alert: July 6, 2011

8:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 6—In the alley between Woodlawn and Kimbark just south of 57th Street – A University student walking south in the alley was approached by two unknown males who got out of an older model white car. One of the suspects pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded his property. One suspect searched the victim and took cash and a cell phone from his pockets while the other suspect took his back pack. The suspects fled south in the alley. The victim was not injured.

Marlon C. Lynch
Associate Vice President for Safety and Security and Chief of Police

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