The DeKalb Police Department recently received the following information: A group of subjects were overheard while in a public place talking about committing street robberies in the area of Hillcrest and Annie Glidden Road which is located in the Northwest portion of the city. Although the information is very limited, the DeKalb Police Department is notifying the community so that area residents can take added precautions.
We strongly encourage area residents to walk in well-lit areas, walk in groups, carry a phone, and be observant of their surroundings. Past history has shown ruses used by suspects who are on foot requesting the use of a phone or other item in the victim’s possession prior to committing a robbery. Please be aware of this, and use caution if approached by unknown person(s). We are working with the Northern Illinois University Police Department to maximize our resources in that area.
Additionally, both departments have increased area squad and foot patrols. Please contact the DeKalb Police Department with any observed suspicious activity in the area.