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Fall 2014

Incident: Off Campus Attempted Robbery
Date Occurred: November 21, 2014
Location:

700 block North Annie Glidden

Details:

At approximately 3:20 a.m. Friday, November 21, 2014 NIU Police received a report that an NIU student was the victim of an attempted robbery. The victim told police that the alleged incident occurred approximately 30 minutes earlier (2:50 a.m.) near the 700 block of N. Annie Glidden Road. The victim reported that he was approached by two males who asked what he had in his pockets and grabbed at the victim's clothing.  The victim said he kicked one of the suspects and fled the scene toward Stevenson Residence Hall. During his flight, the victim said he fell and scrapped his knee.

The victim described the offenders as two African-American males. The first suspect is described as being approximately 6-0 in height and wearing a dark hoodie, dark pants and dark shoes. The second suspect is described as being 5-8 to 5-10 in height, wearing a navy blue hoodie, dark pants and shoes and had a white scarf around his mouth.

Police continue to investigate the matter and there is no imminent threat to the campus and local community.  

Police ask that the community be aware and report any suspicious behavior directly to the DeKalb Police at (815) 748-8400, NIU Police at 815-753-1212 or anonymously at 815-753-TIPS (8477).



Incident: Off Campus Armed Robbery
Date Occurred: November 17, 2014
Location:

1200 block Varsity Boulevard

Details:

At approximately 9:45 p.m. Monday, November 17, 2014 an NIU student reported to NIU Police that he was the victim of an armed robbery that the victim said occurred approximately 20 minutes earlier near Varsity Boulevard and N. Annie Glidden Road. The victim reported to police that he was approached by two males who threatened him with a weapon and demanded he give them his belongings. The victim complied with their demands, and gave the suspects a backpack that contained an laptop computer and approximately $60 in cash. The victim told police that he saw the suspects with a silver weapon as they fled the scene north on Pappas Drive toward the 7-11 store.

The victim described the offenders as one tall African-American male and one short African-American male. The victim said each of the offenders wore black hoodies and had golden Timberland shoes.

Police continue to investigate the matter and ask for the community to be aware and report any suspicious behavior directly to the NIU Police at 815-753-1212 or anonymously at 815-753-TIPS (8477).



Incident: Catalytic Converter Theft
Date Occurred: November 08, 2014
Location: NIU Lot X and NIU Lot O
Details:

During the overnight hours ending the morning of Nov. 8, multiple catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles in NIU parking lots X and O. An additional catalytic converter theft was reported on Regent Drive by DeKalb Police. The matter is under investigation. If you have any information related to these reports, please contact the NIU Department of Police and Public Safety at 815-753-1212, the DeKalb Police at 815-748-8400, or DeKalb County Crime Stoppers at 815-895-3272 or e-mailcrimestoppers@dekalbcounty.org.

Be aware of suspicious people and vehicles. If you see a suspicious person under a vehicle, they may be attempting to steal the catalytic converter. Get the suspect(s) and/or suspect vehicle descriptions if possible. Write down the license plate of a suspicious vehicle if you can safely. If there is a crime in progress, call 911.



Incident: Small Fires at NIU Founder’s Memorial Library
Date Occurred: November 04, 2014
Location: Founder's Memorial Library
Details:

On Tuesday, November 4, NIU Police responded to Founder’s Memorial Library for two separate incidents involving small fires at 10:02 a.m. and 12:44 p.m.  There were no injuries, and the fires were extinguished immediately. NIU Police continue to investigate the matter and ask for the community to be aware and report any suspicious behavior directly to the NIU Police at 815-753-1212 or anonymously at 815-753-TIPS (8477).




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