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Crime Advisory 2/25/19

On 2/25/19, at approximately 4:38 PM, ISU Police were dispatched to Hewett Hall to investigate the report of an alleged armed robbery, which had occurred earlier in the day.  Two non-student guests reported that two male suspects took money and other property from them, which was later determined to be illegal cannabis.  The suspects were last seen leaving the building shortly after taking the property.  ISU Police believe this to be an isolated and targeted event with no continuing threat to the campus community.  The case has resulted in one arrest for obstruction of justice.  ISU Police are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident are encouraged to call ISU Police Department at (309) 438-8631, or McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309) 888-1111.

 

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.