University police warn students of battery on Hinman Avenue

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

Two men approached a female student in the 1800 block of Hinman Avenue Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and grabbed the top handle of her backpack, University Police Chief Bruce Lewis reported in an email to students.

The student was able to run away from the two men, who fled away from campus. University and Evanston police patrolled the area, Lewis said, but were unable to locate anyone matching the descriptions of the men. They were about 6 feet tall, and one was wearing a hooded sweatshirt.

Lewis said in the email multiple people called NUPD just before 8 p.m. Thursday to report the possible battery on campus. Police located the student at 8:30 p.m., Lewis said.

Evanston Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew told The Daily that NUPD is handling the case. This comes days after a man was arrested for battery after a student reported he grabbed her from behind on Nov. 4 while she was walking on University Place near Scott Hall. A second student reported a similar incident that occurred last week near Chicago Avenue and Sheridan Road. Those two incidents had different suspects, University spokesperson Bob Rowley told The Daily.

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