The University of Illinois Police Department is investigating a report of battery that occurred on 11-22-09 at approximately 7:15 pm on the Engineering Quad south of Grainger Library. (map)
The victim was walking when he was approached from behind and knocked to the ground. While on the ground two male suspects kicked him in the face and on both sides of his body. The suspects then ran west toward the tennis courts located at the corner of Wright Street and Springfield Avenue. The victims jaw and eye were swollen from the incident.
The male suspects were described as approximately twenty years of age.
One suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. The other suspect was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt. The victim was unable to provide any other specific suspect information.
As a result of this crime, the University of Illinois Police Department is increasing patrols in the area and are working to gather additional suspect information.
Anyone with information about this incident should call the University of Illinois Police Department at 217-333-1216. Information also can be shared anonymously through Crimestoppers by calling 217-373-TIPS or online at:
Crime prevention information can be found on the University of Illinois Division of Public Safety website at http://www.publicsafety.illinois.edu/universitypolice/campussafety.html