Student assaulted, carjacked at gunpoint near Case Western Reserve University campus

Updated: Jun. 15, 2020 at 1:31 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A Case Western Reserve University student was carjacked at gunpoint by a group of four individuals early Monday morning near campus.

According to university officials, the male student was approached by the four suspects at approximately 4:20 a.m. They then robbed, assaulted, and carjacked the victim.

“I come here a lot and I haven’t really heard anything about that kind of stuff happening here, so it’s definitely surprising to hear about," said Noah Singer, a student at Tri-C, who spends time near the CWRU campus. "It’s not something I would have expected.”

“It’s really scary, so close to a school area,” added Jessica Aliano. “So many students are walking and driving around. For that to be a possibility for you on the way to school or work is scary.”

Investigators say one suspect fled in the stolen silver Mazda with Maryland license plates on Wade Park while the three others escaped in a white four-door vehicle.

“It’s always stories like these that make you skittish," Aliano said.

CWRU students were alerted to the crime through e-mail and phone alerts.

Anyone with information is asked to call 216-368-3333.

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