IU South Bend Crime Notice: December 18, 2020
In compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, a Crime Notice is being issued for a reported attempted burglary.
REPORTED OFFENSE: On December 18, 2020 at approximately 7:00 AM, the IUPD received a report of an attempted burglary. The suspect attempted to enter a window on the ground level on the east side of the Ox Bow student housing building by cutting the screen. IUPD was notified and the suspect fled before entry could be made.
TIME AND LOCATION OF OFFENSE: December 18, 2020, at approximately 7:00 AM at the Ox Bow student housing building.
SUSPECT: The suspect can be seen on video surveillance system. The suspect is a Black male, slender build, wearing a navy blue or black hoodie with a Nike Swoosh symbol. The suspect is wearing dark blue pants and red tennis shoes and can be seen wearing a red face mask over his mouth and nose. On video the suspect can be seen leaving the area in a silver SUV type vehicle.
Racial descriptors alone are not a valid reason to profile or cast suspicion on an individual. In cases of serious crime such as this we may include them only as part of the totality of circumstances if it may reasonably assist in the identification of the perpetrators.
In an effort to keep yourself and others safe, please consider the following safety tips:
- Always close and lock all doors and windows to your residence, room or office when you leave.
- Always take your keys with you, even if you leave for only a short time.
- Do not lend your keys to anyone you do not know and trust.
- Always hide valuables so they cannot be seen through windows.
- Always report suspicious behavior.
Additional safety tips can be found at: https://protect.iu.edu/police-safety/safety-prevention/index.html
Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is encouraged to call the IU Police Department –South Bend at 574-520-4499
You may also call Michiana Crime Stoppers (574) 288- STOP or 800-342-STOP.
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