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Crime Advisory 8/23/18

On 8/23/18, at approximately 2:00 PM, Normal Police responded to the Constitution Trail near the 400 block of E. Vernon Ave., after a non-student reported he was battered by two yet to be identified male suspects. The suspects also took the victim’s wallet and fled the area.  At this time, this is believed to be an isolated incident and not a random act.

This incident remains under investigation by the Normal Police Department.  Anyone with additional information can contact Normal Police at (309) 454-9535.  Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1000 for tips that lead to the arrest of these offenders.  Please contact McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309) 828-1111.

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.