A robbery occurred in Dunn’s Woods at about midnight Monday, triggering an IU Notify alert.
A man grabbed a male student from behind and pressed a metal object to his temple, Capt. Andy Stephenson said.
The victim, sitting on a bench just east of Bryan Hall, said he thought it was a gun but did not see the object. The suspect demanded the victim surrender his cell phone and wallet.
The student complied with the suspect, whom he described as being in his late 20s or early 30s, thin, about 5-foot-9 and dressed in a blue, hooded Adidas track jacket, Stephenson said.
The victim reported the suspect had been talking with other people, indicating there could have been multiple individuals involved in the robbery.
According to the victim, the suspect fled on foot to the northwest.
The victim returned to Forest Quadrangle, where IU Police Department officers met with him.
IUPD combed the area surrounding the incident, but they found no one.
There are no leads, but the investigation is ongoing.
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