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Three robberies reported on DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Three robberies were reported Saturday morning on the campus of DePaul University in Lincoln Park, officials said.

According to a university news release, the incidents occurred between 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. and two public safety alerts were issued. University students were the victims in each of the incidents.

According to Chicago police, the first incident happened around 1 a.m. in the 2200 block of North Sheffield Avenue. A 19-year-old woman and two 20-year-old women were outside when they were approached by three unknown people who forcibly stole their belongings before getting into a maroon sedan and fleeing the scene.

According to police, the victims refused medical attention.

At 1:20 a.m. in the 900 block of West Fullerton Avenue, two 19-year-old women were standing outside when they were approached by two unknown people who had also forcibly stolen their property.

No injuries were reported in this incident.

Police say two other incidents were reported in the 1700 block of North Clybourn and the 1200 block of West Fullerton, but no further information was immediately available.

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University officials said they believe the same perpetrators were responsible for each of the three incidents on campus.

One student was also hit in the face.

DePaul will increase public safety on both campuses with additional security officers, officials said.

“Chicago continues to face ongoing challenges with criminal activity throughout the city. We must recognize this sad reality and respond accordingly,” the university president said in a statement. “Public Safety remains alert and actively working with the Chicago Police Department to address these most recent incidents. We are grateful for the strong relationship we have with law enforcement and our elected officials. We will continue to work proactively with them. “

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