Case Western Reserve students have been held at gunpoint twice in the last week, a hard reminder that although University Circle is grabbing headlines for it's neighborhood renaissance, the area is still an island amid some of the toughest stretches of town.
Newsnet 5 has the details on both stick-ups. No one was hurt in either incident, but this is the kind of news item that stirs a campus into a frothy stew of anxiety. The most recent incident happened at early Monday morning where Wade Park Avenue runs into East 115th, the northern verge of Case's campus.
Police said the student was walking when he was approached by two men on bicycles who ordered him to the ground after one suspect produced a dark colored firearm. After taking the student's belongings, the suspects pedaled away northbound on East 115th Street.
Police described the suspects as black males, between the ages of 18 and 20, between 5'7" and 5'10" in height. Both males were last seen wearing dark hooded sweatshirts.
The earlier robbery happened last Thursday. The assailant was also riding a bike and flashed a firearm. Police haven't made any arrests.