On Thursday, October 12, 2017, at approximately 11:36 p.m., the NIU Police Department received a report that the DeKalb City Police Department is investigating an off-campus armed robbery that occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. in the area of the 1300 block of West Lincoln Highway. The victim reported to police that they were robbed at gunpoint.
No injuries have been reported at this time. The suspect was believed to be fleeing southbound from the area. The suspect was described as a light-skin male, approximately 5’11” tall, thin, wearing a mask, black shirt and dark-colored jeans.
No other information is available at this time.
If you have any information related to this incident or if you witness any suspicious activity, please report it immediately to the DeKalb Police Department at (815) 748-8400 or NIU Police and Public Safety at (815) 753-1212. Witnesses may remain anonymous by calling (815) 753-TIPS (8477). In an emergency, please call 911. If you see suspicious activity, please report it immediately to the police by activating an NIU emergency call box on campus or by calling NIU Police or DeKalb Police when you get to a safe location