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Student fights off would-be robbers on UW campus

SEATTLE -- A University of Washington student fought off a pair of would-be robbers early Saturday on the university's campus, according to the University of Washington Police Department.

According to police, the victim was walking near the William Gates Law building around 1 a.m. when a man came up and started talking to him. As the victim was talking to the man, a second man reportedly walked up behind him and tried to pull his backpack off.

The victim turned around and punched the second man in the face, knocking him to the ground. As the first man tried to help his accomplice up, the victim ran off, according to police.

The victim called 911 once he got back to his fraternity, but officers were unable to locate the would-be robbers.

The first man was described as a black man in his mid-20s, approximately 6-feet-2-inches tall. He was wearing dark clothing, including a sweatshirt with the UW logo on it, and was clean shaven with short hair.

The second man was described as a black man in his mid 20s, approximately 6-feet tall. He was wearing dark clothing and a jacket and should have marks or injuries from being punched in the face.