Grad Student Robbed In Broad Daylight Near Northwestern Campus

EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) — Northwestern University is on alert, after a graduate student was robbed in broad daylight just blocks from the school’s Evanston campus.

Around 2:50 p.m. Thursday, the student was walking east on Noyes Street near Sherman Avenue in Evanston when two men came up and asked him for money. When the student said he didn’t have any, the men demanded that he show them his wallet, according to the alert.

The two men then demanded that victim give him a credit card that was in the wallet. The victim gave them the credit card and the two offenders fled without hurting the student.

No weapon was displayed or implied, the alert said.

One of the robbers was described as a black male, approximately 25 years old, 6-feet tall, with a thin build, wearing a dark green fleece jacket, light green pants and a winter hat. The second offender was described also as an approximately 25-year-old black male, with a thin build, wearing a dark-colored fleece top with blue jeans and a red winter cap.

The area where the incident happened is residential, and dominated by multi-unit apartment buildings. It is about two blocks west of the Northwestern campus.

Evanston police are investigating the incident. The school has asked that anyone who might have any information that could assist in the investigation contact the Evanston Police Department, (847) 866-5000.

Northwestern University police remind everyone in the university community to report suspicious people and activities immediately to university police or Evanston police by dialing 911, or by using a blue light emergency telephone.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.



  • THEE Yard Ape

    AMEN Anglo !!!!!!!!

    • Afro

      One more thing I can legally strap on and carry in almost any other state but my own, as soon as I get to the border returning home I’m expected to go naked LMAO 49 other states trust me. Illinois trusts the criminals to obey the law.

    • Afro

      Well said Anglo if more and more people would put faith in to profiling and learn how to identify a threat before it becomes a threat a lot of the victims wouldn’t become victims at all. When we lose our vigilance we fall prey, it is time to take up arms against these ruthless thugs and most of us law biding citizens do own and carry guns it’s just the thought of losing the right to ever legally own or buy another one just for preparedness that is a crime by the government against the citizens. I am sick of being considered a criminal just because I am prepared to defend myself and family and I will if the time should come. Pat Quinn will not stop me.

  • THEE Yard Ape

    These f-ing shines get bolder by the day. the scary thing is that for every one that you “drop”. there’s another 10 willing to step up and fill those shoes.

  • How soon forgotten.....

    Gacey!! Ted Bundy!! Boston Strangler!! ETC.!! Come in all colors!!!

    • THEE Yard Ape

      Give me a fuking break !!!! That bu ll sh!t argument shows what a stupid @ ss hole you are!

  • Lyndia

    @how soon we forget, Joseph Naso, Eddie Gein, The Axeman of New Orleans, Richard Speck, Jeffery Dahmer, Carl Panzran, Joe Ball, Arthur Bishop, Carroll
    Cole and the list goes on and on.

    • Afro

      @Lyndia you have to go back over a hundred year period to get about 10 names i can go back to last week and get you 10 names of murdering blacks right there in Chicago.

    • THEE Yard Ape

      Please refer to my reply above to the other stupid @ ss hole!!!

      Why are you here?? Shouldn’t you be marching with Phleger??

  • Lyndia

    Does the black monkey gangster look like your nephew? (or your half brother?)

    • Anglo-Saxon

      Do I sound like a negro, skank ass?

    • THEE Yard Ape

      I’m figuring that it looks like YOU and every other member of your tribe!!!

    • Afro

      Lyndia don’t be talking to white people like that show some respect

  • Leroy Goldberg

    I guess this is what Lyndia means when she says she sends her kids to college? She sends them to college campuses to rob the white students?


    • Mitt Romney’s second cousin twice removed or, his brother

      Question; I went to Sanford where do you go to school?

  • Walter Winchell

    Lyndia don`t forget Mr Williams in Atlanta killed an awful lot of your people!!!!

    • Chaim Chitterling

      Mr Williams deserves a medal.

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