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NIU Police and Public Safety provides information on crimes that have recently occurred in the campus area so that you may take the appropriate precautions. An NIU Safety Bulletin is issued in accordance with a federal law requiring colleges and universities to disclose information about crime in the vicinity of campus to both aid in the prevention of similar crimes and to assist in the identification of offenders.

NIU Safety Bulletins are based on information that has been reported to Northern Illinois University Police and Public Safety. The reported information may not have been investigated or confirmed at the time the Safety Bulletin was issued. Safety Bulletins will be issued via e-mail and posted to our website when an incident occurs that should be brought to the immediate attention of the University community. Physical descriptions of a suspect, including race, are included in NIU Safety Bulletins only when they provide several details that might help distinguish the suspect's appearance from the general population.


Spring 2016

Incident: Attempted Robbery – Lucinda Ave and Stadium Drive East
Date Occurred: April 28, 2016
Location: Lucinda Ave & Stadium Drive East
Details:

NIU Police are investigating an attempted robbery that took place at approximately 3:20 p.m., Thursday, April 28, on Lucinda Ave. near Stadium Drive East.

The victim reported that two male subjects approached the victim on foot while walking westbound on Lucinda Avenue. During the encounter one of the male subjects unsuccessfully attempted to pull the victim’s wallet that was secured by a lanyard to the victim. The two male subjects fled the area on foot eastbound on Lucinda Avenue. No injuries occurred as a result of this incident.

The suspects are described as:

Suspect 1: Dark brown skinned male, approximately 6’3”, slim build, 20-25 years old, with afro-style hair, facial hair on the top lip, wearing jeans, gray sweater, and diamond studded earrings.

Suspect 2: Light brown skinned male, approximately 6’3”, slim build, 20-25 years old, wearing a gray sweater.

The NIU Police Department continues to investigate the incident. Police are providing additional foot patrols in the area. Police ask that the community be aware and report any suspicious behavior directly to the NIU Police at (815) 753-1212, DeKalb Police at (815) 748-8400 or anonymously at (815) 753-TIPS (8477).

Safety Tips and Resources:

Our campus, our community. 

The Northern Illinois University campus is a safe one, but a large university campus and its surrounding community will not be crime free. NIU and DeKalb Police and other partner law enforcement agencies work together to prevent crime and to quickly identify and arrest offenders when crime occurs. You, too, play a very important role in keeping our campus and community safe. 

  • Be alert, and trust your instincts. Be aware of your surroundings.  If a situation doesn't feel right, it probably isn't.  Contact police if something looks suspicious or out of place. Any information, no matter how small, can contribute to preventing a crime.
  • Watch out for each other. Be an active bystander. Call 911 immediately if you or someone else is in danger.
  • If you hear or see a fire alarm, leave the building immediately. Just because you cannot see flames or smoke does not mean you are safe – a fire or other hazard could be in another part of the building and rapidly spread to where you are.

Please take a moment to review the Campus Safety resources below to stay informed and keep yourself and others safe on and off campus.

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About Safety Bulletins: NIU Safety Bulletins are based on information that has been reported to Northern Illinois University Police and Public Safety. The reported information may not have been investigated or confirmed at the time the Safety Bulletin was issued. Safety Bulletins will be issued via e-mail and posted to our website when an incident occurs that should be brought to the immediate attention of the University community. Physical descriptions of a suspect, including race, are included in NIU Safety Bulletins only when they provide several details that might help distinguish the suspect's appearance from the general population.



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