August 27, 2007

Campus Safety Alert

Southern Illinois University Carbondale police are investigating a robbery and aggravated battery that occurred between midnight and 1 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 25.

Police say the incident occurred on Neely Drive by Lot 15, south of the Mae Smith residence hall.

An 18-year-old SIUC student told police he was walking home when three or four males came up from behind and accosted him. The men took the victim’s wallet and cell phone from his pocket. The suspects than ran north toward Rinella Field.

No description on the suspects is available. The victim received abrasions.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the SIUC Department of Public Safety at 618/453-3771 or the Crime Stopper Line at 618/549-COPS.