Woman robbed by two men near Chicago campus

Yvonne Kim, Managing Editor

A woman was the victim of a robbery near Northwestern’s Chicago campus on Monday night, according to an email to students from Chief of Police Bruce Lewis.

The woman — who is unaffiliated with NU — fell when she was “approached from behind by two men” who stole her shoulder bag with a computer, cell phone and personal identification, according to the email. Lewis said the men were described to be wearing dark clothing, about 5-foot-8 and looked to be in their 20s.

Lewis said the incident did not involve weapons and that the woman only suffered minor injuries.

The robbery follows a series of reported robberies during Fall Quarter, which prompted University Police measures to increase security and police presence on the Chicago campus.

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