Man leaving FAU robbed, beaten, forced to withdraw money

5 rob man outside Rec Center on Boca Raton campus

BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University Police Department is looking for five men who robbed and beat a man as he left campus late Wednesday.

The robbery happened in the parking lot adjacent to the Recreation & Fitness Center on the Boca Raton campus.

According to police, the victim was getting into his car when he was approached by five robbers. They forced him to drive to a bank on Glades Road near campus and withdraw money.

The robbers then forced the man to drive them to Coconut Creek, where they beat him and left him with his car. The victim drove himself home, then went to a hospital where he was treated and released.

The university issued a statement Thursday, saying: "The health, safety and welfare of everyone at FAU are of the utmost importance. FAU is committed to providing a safe learning environment for the entire University community. FAU has multiple security systems in place and has invested heavily in protecting the safety of its campuses. As a result of this incident, FAU is also increasing its police presence."

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call FAUPD at 561-297-3500.

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