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Crime Advisory 2/18/15

CRIME ADVISORY

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY POLICE

February 18, 2015

REPORTED OFFENSE:

On Sunday, February 15, at approximately 2:44 PM, an unknown male suspect was observed stealing wallets and cash from tote bags in Horton Fieldhouse. One of the male property owners saw the suspect and approached him. The suspect struck the victim in the face and fled the scene.

The suspect was described as a light skinned African-American or Latino male, age 35-40, approximately 6’2″ tall, wearing a dark sweatshirt, jeans, and a gray baseball cap with Union Pacific insignia.

This incident remains under investigation by the Illinois State University Police Department. Anyone with information should contact the ISU Police at (309) 438-8631. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1000 for tips that lead to the arrest of this offender. Please contact McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309) 828-1111.

Students and others are strongly encouraged to immediately report ANY suspicious activity to the police.

Crime Prevention Tips:

-When leaving your dorm room, home, or office, lock doors and windows even if you will be gone for “just a minute.”

-Never leave your purse, wallet, credit cards, or other valuables exposed; always lock them in a safe place out of public view.

-Cell phones, laptops, and tablets are primary targets of theft.  Never leave them unattended and consider using tracking applications.

-Never prop open a locked door.

-If a person with a weapon confronts you and wants your property give it up. It is not worth being injured or losing your life over.

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

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

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.