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A Children's Hospital of Philadelphia female employee was beaten with a baseball bat and then robbed by three 13-year-old males just west of campus Tuesday, University Police reported yesterday. According to University Police Lieutenant Susan Holmes, the woman was beaten at the corner of 43rd and Locust streets around 10:30 p.m., suffering a broken left leg and lacerations to her face. The woman was escorted home by the University Police officers, according to Holmes. Holmes did not know what, if anything, was stolen from the woman and said the three attackers were last seen fleeing north on 43rd Street. The bat-wielding attacker was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and a black jacket. A second attacker also wore a black t-shirt, but had on a burgundy jacket. There was no description for the third assailant. Holmes said the University Police will beef up patrols in the area of the attack, and added that the University Police's Crime Abatement Team has been apprised of the situation. In other incidents, a vagrant reported being assaulted by a University employee behind Vance Hall at 8:06 a.m. yesterday, according to Holmes. University Police questioned the unidentified janitor, who denied assaulting the vagrant. Holmes said the janitor accused the vagrant of assaulting him. In a separate and unrelated incident, a videocassette recorder, reportedly valued at $400, was stolen from a secure office in the Clinical Research Building, Holmes said. Police also reported that a window of College Pizza, a new store on the 3900 block of Walnut Street, was found broken at 3:59 a.m. yesterday. Police notified maintenance personnel.

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