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2 Charged With Robbery Of UIC Student

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Anthony Wickliffe  (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Anthony Wickliffe (Cook County Sheriff’s Department)

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CHICAGO (STMW) — A teen was ordered held on $50,000 bond Thursday, charged with robbing a UIC student earlier this month on the Near West Side.

Anthony Wickliffe was ordered held on $50,000 bond Thursday, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office. He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing Oct. 19 in West Felony Court.

Wickliffe, 17, of Chicago, has been charged as an adult with felony robbery and a 14-year-old alleged accomplice was charged as a juvenile, according to a release from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The victim said he was confronted from behind by two suspects who punched him in the face and took his book bag, laptop and cell phone about 8 p.m. on Oct. 5 at Western and Flournoy, the release said.

The suspects were not armed, according to UIC spokesman Bill Burton. The victim suffered minor facial contusions but declined medical treatment.

University Task Force officers made contact with a person who purchased the stolen items on the street and that person led them to a juvenile “middleman’’ who provided the identities of the suspects, the release said.

Harrison Area detectives assisted UIC police.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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