Another robbery near Case Western Reserve

Posted at 12:06 PM, Mar 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-04 17:47:43-05

Another robbery has been reported near the Case Western Reserve University campus.

A security alert was sent to residents in the area overnight, saying that a staff member was robbed of her purse.

According to Cleveland police, two staff members were walking near the Strosacker building just before 7 p.m. Thursday when two men approached them and grabbed a purse from one of the victims.

They fled toward Euclid Avenue. 

Both suspects were described as black men between the ages of 13 and 16. One of the teens had a thin build with glasses, a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. The other was about 5 feet 8 inches tall and was wearing all dark clothing.

“I think we all sort of walk around campus forgetting that we’re all part of a larger urban setting and we have to just be a little more aware of what’s going on,” Case Western Reserve University English professor Marry Assad said.

This comes in the midst of a string of brazen robberies in the area, several of which affected students.

The university issued this statement to regarding the recent incidents:

We are deeply troubled by these recent incidents, and grateful for the engagement of local police departments. As we collaborate with them to apprehend suspects and enhance safety around the community, we also will be increasing patrols on our own campus.