Dear campus community member:

The University of Illinois Police Department issues Crime Alerts in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Act, which requires universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. This notice aims to heighten your awareness of public safety issues in the area.

The University of Illinois Police Department is committed to working with the campus community in identifying and arresting offenders, and is releasing this information to aid in the community’s protection.

INCIDENT: Armed Robbery

OCCURRED: Friday, May 01, 2015, at 9:30 p.m.

LOCATION: 1005 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana (map)


The University of Illinois Police Department responded to an armed robbery which occurred at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1. According to the victim, he was walking near Lincoln Avenue Residence Hall (1005 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana), where he was approached by three men who demanded his property.  One of the men displayed a handgun.  The men fled east bound on Ohio Street from Lincoln Avenue.  Police were able to locate and arrest two of the men; however, the third man has not been located.


The remaining offender, who was last seen armed with a handgun, was described as black male, 18-22 years old, approximately 5’06”, medium build with shoulder length black braided hair. 

Information about the race or ethnicity of alleged offenders is provided only to aid detailed descriptions that include physical stature, clothing or unusual characteristics.  Racial descriptions do not, by themselves, offer a meaningful picture of an individual's appearance


The University of Illinois Police Department is working to identify and apprehend the offender and is asking the campus community to assist. Witnesses to this event or those with information are encouraged to contact the University of Illinois Police Department at 333-1216. Witnesses may remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 373-TIPS (8477), or by visiting Anonymous tips may also be sent via text message by sending keyword “CCTIP” plus the information to 274637 (CRIMES)


Members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to follow these safety tips to decrease their potential for becoming a victim:

  • Stay alert. Call the police immediately to report suspicious activity.
  • Trust your instincts. If it does not feel right, call for help.
  • Avoid walking alone at night. Travel in groups when possible and always walk in well-lit, heavily traveled areas.
  • Turn down the volume on electronic devices. Excessive volume or use of electronic devices like music players and cellphones can distract you from potential safety hazards.
  • If you choose to consume alcohol, please drink moderately. Remember your ability to respond is diminished by overconsumption of alcohol.


The University of Illinois, Champaign and Urbana Police Departments are collaborating to provide CrimeReports, a national crime mapping service, with up-to-date crime information. This map includes Clery crimes (homicide, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, arson and motor vehicle theft), as well as other crimes that are of concern to community members.

You can access the campus district crime map and sign up for daily, weekly, or monthly email alerts at Access to the crime map is available 24 hours a day through the website or through a CrimeReports iPhone application, available for free download in the Apple iTunes store.

Information also can be shared anonymously through Crimestoppers by calling 217-373-TIPS or online at:

Crimes in progress, reporting of suspicious individuals or any event requiring a police response should be reported to our regional dispatch center by calling 9-1-1.

Crime prevention information can be found on the University of Illinois Division of Public Safety website at

Updates to crime alerts can also be found at

SafeWalks is a courtesy service provided to University of Illinois students, faculty, or staff, so that they do not have to walk alone within the campus area. Information on SafeWalks can be found at

For more information about the Clery Act, visit

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