A female Northwestern student was punched during an attempted robbery Wednesday night, according to an NU security alert.
The incident occurred in the 2000 block of Pratt Court in Evanston at approximately 11:55 p.m.
While walking north on the east sidewalk, the student was approached from behind and punched in the face by a male who unsuccessfully attempted to take her cell phone and fled. No weapon was displayed, according to the alert.
The student suffered minor injuries.
The security alert describes the attacker as a “younger” white male between 5 feet 7 inches and 6 feet wearing dark pants and a grey hooded sweatshirt.
The NU Police Department asks anyone who may have information about the incident to call 847-491-3456.
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