December 12, 2012

Campus Safety Alert

The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of Public Safety is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at 4:30 p.m. today, Dec. 12, on the 17th floor of Neely Hall in East Campus Housing.  The incident was reported to police at 5:26 p.m.

The male and female victims, both students, were pushed into the female victim’s room by two men armed with handguns.  The suspects took cash and a cell phone and then fled into a stairwell.

One of the suspects is described as a black male, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, medium build, wearing a blue or black jacket.  The other suspect is a black male, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall, thin build, wearing a red jacket.  Both suspects were wearing black ski masks with holes cut out for the eyes and mouth.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Department of Public Safety at 453-3771.

Neely Hall is not locked down.  Residents are free to come and go, but should use caution and keep their doors locked.