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Crime Advisory 9/12/14

CRIME ADVISORY

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY POLICE

September 12, 2014

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 http://Police.IllinoisState.edu

 

REPORTED OFFENSE:

On Friday, September 12, at approximately 12:14 AM, four students were robbed at gunpoint by two suspects outside Hancock Stadium. The suspects took wallets, cell phones and cash before fleeing the scene. Within minutes of being notified, officers from Illinois State University Police and the Normal Police located the suspects in the area. After a short pursuit the suspects were apprehended and arrested. No students were injured during the robbery.

 

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.  For a complete listing of Crime Advisories, including full suspect descriptions if available, and the Daily Crime Log of Illinois State University Police go to the Illinois State University Police website http://Police.IllinoisState.edu