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Crime Advisory 8/4/19

CRIME ADVISORY

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY POLICE

August 4, 2019

REPORTED OFFENSE: 

On 8/3/19, at approximately 3:15 PM, Normal Police investigated a report of a robbery which occurred earlier in the day.  The victim reported he was in his vehicle at the intersection of University St. and Beaufort St. around 10:00 AM when he was approached by 3 suspects asking for a ride.   The victim agreed, but after entering the vehicle the suspects displayed a stun gun and forced the victim to drive to an ATM and make multiple withdrawals.  The suspects then made the victim enter a campus building while they left the area in an unknown direction on foot.

The suspects were described as two B/F’s and one B/M all in their mid 20’s.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident are encouraged to call Normal Police Department at (309) 454-9535, 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.