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Violent robbery leaves Stanford student unconscious, cashless

Department of Public Safety searches for group of men who committed aggravated assault, theft

A group of men robbed three Stanford University students early Sunday morning, knocking one of the students unconscious before fleeing with his money, the university's Department of Public Safety said on Thursday.

Around 1 a.m., the students were standing outside of Narnia House, an on-campus, residential building in the 1100 block of Campus Drive on the southern end of campus, where they were approached by about six to seven men, according to a department alert. The encounter evolved into a verbal confrontation and one of the men punched a student in the face.

With the injured student on the ground and unconscious, the man who punched him took his wallet and stole the cash, public safety authorities said.

The group of men then fled and were last seen about a half-mile away in the area of The Knoll, a building that houses the university's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics.

The student who was punched declined to speak with law enforcement about the assault and robbery, which was reported to the Department of Public Safety on Thursday.

The group was described as a mix of African American and Hispanic men between 20 and 26 years old, according to the alert.

Anyone with information about the assault and robbery is asked to call the Department of Public Safety at 650-329-2413.

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