DePaul Student Robbed At Gunpoint Near LP Campus

A DePaul University student was robbed at gunpoint near the school’s Lincoln Park campus Wednesday afternoon according to police and DePaul’s Office of Public Safety.

The 20-year-old student told police that the robber approached him in the 2400 block of North Seminary around 2:30 p.m., pulled out a silver semi-automatic handgun and demanded his property.

After receiving the victim’s wallet and iPhone, the offender fled eastbound on Montana.

According to the victim, the gunman is a 20-year-old black man with a short beard. The robber wore a white baseball hat, a gray hoodie, black jogging pants, and white gym shoes.

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