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Crime Advisory 5/13/20



 May 13, 2020

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


On 5/13/20, at approximately 2:40 AM, a non-student reported he was walking along College Avenue, near University Street, when a black BMW pulled up next to him, stopped, and 2 male subjects exited the vehicle wearing masks.  The suspects grabbed him, took his wallet, and cell phone before driving away.  The suspects were described as black males, age 18-19, wearing black hats, and all black clothing.  There were no reported injuries and no firearm was displayed or implied.

Video cameras in the area showed no activity during the time of the alleged incident.  This is believed to be an isolated incident.  Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call ISU Police Department at (309) 438-8631, or McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309) 888-1111.



-Use Redbird Safe Walk (309-438 WALK) or the Safe Redbirds App for walking escorts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

-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.