The Southern Illinois Department of Public Safety is investigating a battery and robbery that occurred Saturday September 29th. It happened in the Newman Parking lot, just west of the footbridge that crosses over from the student rec center. The 19-year-old student victim told police he was on the bridge when he was struck on the head. A second man surrounded him and a third tripped him, hit him on the head, and took his cell phone as the victim tried to flee. The three black males then ran toward the Brush Towers area. The victim was treated for minor injuries. If you have any information on the crime, call SIU DPS at 618-453-3771.
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