Purdue University Northwest Police have a report of a strong armed robbery that occurred in the 2200 block of 171st Avenue in Hammond, at 5:35 P.M. on Monday, December 4, 2017.
A PNW student had posted a notice to an Internet site offering an iPhone 7 for sale. The suspect answered the notice and offered to buy the phone. The two agreed to meet at PNW. They met in a PNW Porter Hall and the suspect grabbed the phone, pushed the student down, and fled.
The victim was not seriously injured. The investigation is continuing. PNW police will continue to update the information on this website as it develops.