A group of men robbed and violently attacked an international student on Karl-Liebknecht-Straße last Friday night. The victim is recovering from his injuries.
The police are urgently seeking witnesses.
The incident happened near Südplatz at around 2:50 a.m. According to the police and an LVZ article, the 24-year-old came out of a restaurant and set out for home. After two people ran past him, he noticed that his mobile phone was missing.
He ran after the men and asked for his phone back. Instead, the men beat him.
Four more strangers came and joined in beating the victim, and continued doing so though he had been knocked to the ground. Then they stole his wallet containing €600 and ran off.
The foreign student was seriously injured, especially about the face, and had to be treated in hospital.
According to the police report, the six perpetrators were between 20 and 25 years old, 1.80 to 1.85 meters tall, slim and of Arab origin. They had short dark hair and looked very neat. They were wearing jeans and light blue jackets and colored gloves.
These incidents are unusual on the popular stretch of southern Leipzig known as Karli, full of bars and restaurants.
However, even in this relatively safe German city, people as a rule should exercise caution carrying valuables and walking alone, especially at night, and refrain from resisting if robbed. In emergencies, police in Germany can be reached by dialing 110, and firefighters by dialing 112.
Leipzig police are currently assuming that passers-by or Karli residents would have noticed the attack on the student. No one helped the victim, though.