Chicago man, juvenile girl arrested in connection with robbery of NU law student

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

Chicago police arrested an 18-year-old man and a 14-year-old girl Thursday in connection with last week’s robbery of a Northwestern law student, according to a Chicago Police Department news release.

According to the Saturday release, police positively identified Chicago resident Rashawn Duniver, 18, as one of the law student’s attackers and charged him with felony robbery. Police also arrested a 14-year-old girl and charged her with one felony count of robbery.

Duniver turned himself in at the 5th District Police Station, the release said. He was also charged in connection with the robbery of a 25-year-old man that occurred roughly 30 minutes after the NU law student incident, the release said.

On Oct. 8, Duniver allegedly approached the law student and knocked him to the ground. He then continued to beat him until he gave up his cell phone password and laptop, the release said.

A judge ordered Duniver held on $40,000 bond after he appeared in court Saturday. Duniver will next appear in court Oct. 19.

News affairs officer Thomas Sweeney told The Daily that besides the two arrests on Thursday, police had no further information on leads for the other offenders.

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