UI Police investigating campus robbery

A robbery that occurred early Sunday morning is being investigated by the University of Illinois Police department, according to a massmail sent by Chief of University police Barbara O’Connor.

According to the massmail, the victim was walking near Beckman Institute in Urbana and was approached by a group of men from behind. One man struck the victim on the back of the head which caused him to drop his backpack, which was later stolen.

The victim was not seriously injured and the men fled the area, according to the e-mail.

O’Connor was not immediately available for comment on the subject.