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Five students assaulted on East Chalfant Street

Justin Tardiff | Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Four male Notre Dame students and one Saint Mary’s student reported they were robbed around 11 p.m. Saturday night on the 1200 block of East Chalfant Street, according to a South Bend Tribune report Sunday.

The students told police a group of seven to 12 men, possibly teenagers, came up to them as they were walking, according to the Tribune. Three of the students said they were punched in the head and the assailants stole their wallets.

No arrests have been made.

Dave Chapman, assistant director of the Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP), said the incident was out of Notre Dame’s jurisdiction, but they were doing all they could to assist the South Bend Police Department (SBPD). SBPD could not be reached for comment.

Earlier this year, on March 2, two Notre Dame students were robbed at gunpoint in early morning hours when walking back to campus. The students were walking north on Twyckenham Drive when they were approached by a man with a handgun.

At the time, Captain Phil Trent of the SBPD told The Observer that students walking to and from campus in early morning hours should exercise caution and walk in groups.