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Crime Advisory 05/02/18

CRIME ADVISORY

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY POLICE

 

May 2, 2018

 

Campus Crime Advisories are issued to warn of possible dangerous conditions on or near the Illinois State University campus.  For a complete listing of Crime Advisories, including full suspect descriptions if available, and the Daily Crime Log of the Illinois State University Police go to the Illinois State University Police website at http://Police.IllinoisState.edu/

 

REPORTED OFFENSE:

 

On Tuesday, May 1, at approximately 11:00 PM, Normal Police responded to the 100 block of W. Phoenix Ave. (Constitution Trail behind the Normal Police Department) for a report of two strong armed robberies.  One male victim was struck in the face before the suspect took his wallet and cellphone.  The other victim had no injuries and a hat stolen.  A suspect was immediately located and placed under arrest.  An additional report of subjects asking for money on the trail was found to be unrelated and non-criminal.

 

Students and others are reminded Constitution Trail closes at dusk and to be aware of your surroundings at all times.

 

CRIME PREVENTION TIPS:

 

-Use Redbird Safe Walk for walking escorts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; Dial 309-438-WALK

 

-Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you.  Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything, which can distract you, including the excessive consumption of alcohol.

 

-Travel in groups and avoid going out alone at night.

 

-Plan the safest route to your destination; choose well-lighted, busy pathways and streets.

 

-If someone is bothering or harassing you, tell the person in a loud voice to STAY AWAY.

 

-Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 911 with a suspect description.

 

-If you are a victim or witness, call the police immediately and try to remember as many details as possible.

 

-Call police immediately if you observe suspicious activity.

 

This Crime Advisory is issued in compliance with the Timely Notice provisions of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, a federal statute governing the reporting and disclosure of crimes on college campuses.

 

For a complete listing of Crime Advisories, including full suspect descriptions if available, and the Daily Crime Log of Illinois State University Police go to the Illinois State University Police website http://Police.IllinoisState.edu