Police investigate off-campus attack on Case Western Reserve University student

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CLEVELAND --  Police are investigating an off-campus attack on a Case Western Reserve University student.

According to police, the female student was maced, then robbed on Mayfield Road near an RTA bridge.

They said two suspects sprayed the student with mace then took her cell phone. She pleaded with them not to take her purse and cards. She did hand over more than $100 and the suspects took off running.

The student suffered no visible injuries other than the effects of mace in the Tuesday attack, according to police.

FOX 8 News spoke with several students on campus Wednesday night. Zaid Bahrani talked of safety on campus. "Yes, I feel very safe. I see campus security all the time around campus. Keeping their eye out, all seem like trained men, very good at what they do," he said.

Robert Reed added, "I always bring a friend with me when I'm walking at night. Try to stay on campus. They have these poles around campus, emergency button. Press it, police come."

Case Western Reserve University released a statement on Wednesday affirming the University's commitment to student safety. According to CWRU, the University is looking into specialized safety precautions for universities located in urban areas.

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