Safety Alerts

February 13, 2014

Update - February 19, 2014 - 10:21 p.m.

This is an update to the Safety Alert issued on February 13, 2014. The suspect in this incident was arrested around 9 p.m. this evening.

Original Alert:

At 8:30 p.m., a Bradley student reported that he was the victim of a robbery that occurred at approximately 8:00 p.m. while walking on St. James Street near Lovelace Hall. 

The victim was approached by an unknown person who asked him for money.  The suspect then grabbed approximately ten dollars from the victim and fled into Campustown.  The victim followed the suspect into Campustown and the suspect ran southbound on University Street from Campustown.  The victim was not injured.  No weapon was seen or implied.

The suspect is described as being a white male, approximately 16 years old, between 5'10" and 5'11", blonde hair, wearing a black skull cap, a black coat, blue jeans and dark tennis shoes.  

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.
  • Always remain aware of your surroundings.
  • 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.