From the past 60 days:
February 7, 2017
At approximately 5:21 p.m., Bradley University Police and Peoria Police responded to an armed robbery that occurred at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and W. Barker Street. This is approximately 8 blocks west of N. University Street and 4 blocks south of W. Main Street. Two suspects approached the student victim, struck the victim using their hands and a stick and demanded property. The suspects obtained property and fled southbound on Cooper Street and then westbound on Calendar Street, away from campus. The victim, sustained non life-threatening injuries. No weapons were implied or displayed.
The first suspect was described as a male teenage wearing a blue coat and the second suspect was described as a male teenager wearing a coat with red sleeves.
Information about the race or ethnicity of alleged suspects 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.
An investigation is continuing. If you witnessed this incident or have any information, please call Bradley police at 309-677-2000 or Peoria police at 309-673-4521.
All Bradley University students, faculty, staff, guests and visitors are reminded to:
- Report suspicious people immediately to the Bradley Police Department by calling 309-677-2000 or using one of the emergency blue light phones on or near campus.
- During the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m., utilize the Hilltop Safety Cruiser program by calling 309-677-2800.
- Use the Student Patrol or Bradley Police Department escort programs by calling 309-677-2000.
- Do not leave your property, vehicles, homes or residence hall rooms unsecured.
- Always remain aware of your surroundings.
- Walk in pairs or groups, especially during the evening and night.
- Do not become distracted by talking on your cell phone or listening to music through headphones on a high volume.
- Travel on well-lit, busy streets and avoid walking through alleys or parking lots.
- Be aware of places along your path of travel that could conceal a criminal (shrubbery, building recesses, etc.). Avoid or keep a distance from these areas whenever possible.
- Take note of suspicious vehicles, especially those that appear to be circling the block or driving unusually slow. If you observe a suspicious vehicle, relay its description and location to the Bradley Police Department by calling 309-677-2000 or using one of the emergency blue light phones on or near campus.
- If you think someone is following you, cross the street, head for a well-populated, well-lit area and contact the Bradley Police Department.
- If approached, give up your property.
A safety alert is a means to notify students, faculty and staff about incidents that represent a serious or continuing threat to the campus, based on the nature and location of the incident.