Dear campus community member,

We would like to update you on a recent Crime Alert regarding an armed robbery which occurred May 1 near Lincoln Avenue Residence Hall. It was noted in the Crime Alert that police had arrested two men involved in the armed robbery, but a third suspect was not found.

On May 14, U. of I. Police investigators arrested a 17-year-old male who, after being questioned by police, admitted that he was the third offender involved in the May 1 incident.

As always, we would like to thank our campus community for working with the police to identify offenders and report suspicious activity. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus continues to be a very safe one, but a community of our size will never be entirely crime-free. Police work hard to quickly identify and arrest offenders, but you play the most important role in keeping our campus community safe.

  • Stay together. Avoid walking alone at night, and travel in groups and well-lit areas. Use SafeWalks, which is now available as a mobile app on iOS and Android
  • Be alert, and trust your instincts. If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Call police if something looks odd — we’re happy to assist, and even the smallest bit of information could prevent another crime.
  • Watch out for each other. Call 911 immediately if you or someone else is in danger. The University’s Medical Amnesty and Good Samaritan procedures support students who take steps to ensure others’ safety by reducing students’ fear of legal or disciplinary consequences.
  • If you choose to consume alcohol, please be responsible. Remember your ability to respond is diminished by overconsumption of alcohol.

An informed campus is a safer campus. Please take a moment to review these resources we have made available to keep you informed, and consider liking UIPD on Facebook, following us on Twitter or subscribing to our news feed to receive regular updates.

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