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Group attacks, robs person near Indiana University campus

Posted: 8:24 AM, Sep 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-20 08:24:10-04
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INDIANAPOLIS — A person was attacked and robbed by a group of individuals Thursday afternoon near Indiana University's campus.

Indiana University police say they received a report just after 9:30 p.m. of a robbery near the IUPUI Track and Field on West New York Street. The victim told police that they were walking on the promenade, along the White River, when they were approached by six people. One of the suspects then struck the victim "several times" and took the victim's cell phone and wallet.

The group then fled the scene.

University police did not say how badly the victim was injured. So far no arrests have been made.

In an effort to keep yourself and others safe, please consider the following safety tips:

  • Always let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Avoid walking alone whenever possible.
  • Use well-lit, regularly traveled walks and pathways, especially at night. Avoid shortcuts and keep away from shrubbery, bushes, alleyways, or any other poorly-lit area where an assailant might be lurking.
  • Keep your ears clear of headphones and your hands free of packages or bags.
  • Report suspicious behavior, even if you are not being directly threatened.
  • Additional safety tips can be found at: https://protect.iu.edu/police-…/safety-prevention/index.html

Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is encouraged to call the IU Police Department – IUPUI at 317-274-7911.

You may also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-262-TIPS(8477).