DePaul student kidnapped on campus then robbed, police say

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Chicago police said Thursday a reported kidnapping and robbery of a DePaul student is unfounded.

On Wednesday, DePaul campus officials and Chicago police said a 19-year-old student reported he was kidnapped near the McDonald’s on campus, taken to another location and robbed.

Thursday, police announced that detective “determined this was not a kidnapping and the victim was not robbed.”


CHICAGO — Chicago police are seeking information after a DePaul University student was kidnapped on campus then taken to another location and robbed.

Police said the 19-year-old student was walking behind the McDonald’s near Fullerton Avenue and Halsted Street around 8 p.m. Tuesday. The student was approached by a group of males who pointed a gun and forced the student into a black car.

The student was driven to an off-campus location, robbed, then released.

Police said the student was not harmed.

Campus police sent out an alert to students.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact authorities at 773-325-7777.

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