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Purdue student beaten, robbed near Tarkington Hall

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University student was beaten and robbed outside Tarkington Hall around midnight Saturday (Dec. 19).

According to Purdue police, a man approached the student and asked to use his cell phone. After the man had the cell phone, he struck the victim before fleeing the area in a black SUV driven by another person.

The victim, who sustained minor injuries, described the attacker as white man in his early 20s with short brown hair and a medium build. He was approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and was wearing a dark-colored T-shirt and jeans. According to police, no weapons were displayed during the incident.

People are advised to avoid the area and to contact the Purdue Police Department at 765-494-8221 with any additional information.

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