Bike marauders try to grab phone

Northwestern University police say three men on bikes tried to steal a cell phone from a student walking on campus late Tuesday night.

Police say the male student was on the South Quad walkway behind Cahn Auditorium about 10:40 p.m. when the trio rode up and two of them tried to grab his cell phone.

The student, who was not injured, managed to hang onto the phone, and the subjects, who he described as Hispanic males wearing black jackets, fled north on their bicycles.

After reaching his dorm the student contacted police. They searched the area and stopped a man matching the description, but police say the victim was unable to make a positive identification.

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