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Crime Advisory 8/29/16



August 29, 2016

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 Sunday, August 28th, at approximately 12:58 AM, a student reported to Normal Police he was battered on Constitution Trail near Vernon Avenue by two unknown male suspects. The suspects took the student’s wallet and fled the scene northbound.

Suspect 1 was a M/W, age 19-29, approximately 6’ 2” tall, brown hair, and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. Suspect 2 was a M/B, age 19-29, approximately 5’8” tall, wearing a dark red shirt.

This incident remains under investigation by the Normal Police Department. Anyone with information should contact the 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.

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

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.

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.