A student was assaulted and robbed near campus while walking alone on Tuesday night.

Two men, approximately 17 years old, confronted the victim at 33rd and O Streets at about 11 p.m. A third suspect then struck the student in the back of the head with an unknown object. The student was rendered unconscious, and the suspects took his wallet and left in an unknown direction, according to a Department of Public Safety Alert sent to the university community on Thursday night.

The victim sustained a head injury, was treated by Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service and released.

Associate Director of DPS Joseph Smith said that students should be on alert when walking around the area at night.

“We can’t blame victims. We have a right to be able to walk down the street,” he said. “I would recommend that, when possible, students should walk in pairs or groups. Usually, when somebody’s been victimized, they’ve been walking by themselves.”

This is the third violent incident to occur on the streets of West Georgetown since October, following an attempted abduction at 34th and Prospect Streets on Nov. 27 and a strong arm robbery on 36th Street on Oct. 31.

The Metropolitan Police Department’s investigation is ongoing.

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