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Fall 2014

Incident: On Campus Armed Robbery
Date Occurred: December 19, 2014

East Lagoon


At approximately 1:30 a.m. Friday, December 19, 2014 NIU Police received a report of a male NIU student who was the victim of an armed robbery. The victim reported to police that the alleged incident occurred at approximately 1:15 a.m. while he was walking his dog near the East Lagoon on the far east side of the NIU campus. The victim told police that he was approached by two males as he crossed a bridge near the East Lagoon. When the suspects approached the victim, they commented about the victim's dog and then displayed a black handgun and proceeded to pat down the victim. The suspects took the victim's wallet, debit card and cash and then fled the scene. The victim reported that one suspect fled east toward downtown DeKalb, while the other suspect fled west toward campus. The victim was uninjured during the incident. The victim described the first offender as an African-American male, approximately 5-10 to 6-0 tall with a heavy build and wearing a red Chicago Bulls jacket. The second offender is described as a male of mixed race, approximately 5-8 to 5-10 in height with a medium build and wearing a black North Face jacket and winter aviator hat. 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 NIU Police at 815-753-1212, DeKalb Police at (815) 748-8400 or anonymously at 815-753-TIPS (8477).

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

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.

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