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University of Chicago student robbed on Hyde Park campus

The student was approached by two people about 1:15 a.m. while leaving a building in the 6000 block of South Kenwood Avenue, University police said.

Hull Gate, the stone entrance that leads into the heart of the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park.
A student was robbed, August 13, 2019, on the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park.
Victor Hilitski/Sun-Times file photo

A University of Chicago student was robbed Tuesday while walking through the university’s Hyde Park campus on the South Side.

About 1:15 a.m., the student was exiting a building in the 6000 block of South Kenwood Avenue when they were approached by two people who announced a robbery, University police said.

The suspects took cash from the student and ran westbound on 61st Street, police said. The student was not injured.

University police are investigating the robbery and have increased their presence in the area, police said.