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.