UChicago student robbed near Hyde Park campus

The robber pushed the student to the ground in the 1100 block of East 60th Street, university officials said. The suspect then took the victim’s iPhone and rode away on a bicycle.

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A University of Chicago student was held up in a strong-arm robbery Oct. 15, 2020, in the 1100 block of East 60th Street.

A University of Chicago student was held up in a strong-arm robbery Oct. 15, 2020, in the 1100 block of East 60th Street.

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A University of Chicago student was robbed Thursday near the school’s Hyde Park campus on the South Side.

The robber pushed the student to the ground about 7:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of East 60th Street, according to a campus security alert from the university. The suspect then took the victim’s iPhone and rode away on a bicycle.

The victim was not injured, according to university officials.

A few minutes later, university police found a male matching the suspect’s description near 59th Street and Dorchester Avenue, officials said. He was taken into custody after officers allegedly found him illegally carrying a firearm.

The University of Chicago Police Department has increased its presence in the area “until the individual’s involvement in the incident has been determined,” according to the statement.

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