September 1, 2020


On 8/31/20, at approximately 10:00 PM, Normal Police Department was called to the 400 block of W. Locust Street after a student reported he was robbed in his apartment by two males while conducting a transaction for a pair of shoes.  One of the suspects was alleged to have been armed with a handgun.  The suspects took cash and cell phones before fleeing the area in an unknown direction of travel.

The suspects were described as a M/W, thin build, wearing a black shirt, and a M/B, thin build wearing a black jacket.

This case is still under investigation by the Normal Police Department.  Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Normal Police Department at (309) 454-9535, or McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309) 888-1111.



-Conduct Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist transactions in public locations or at a nearby police station

-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.