October 28, 2011

This Timely Warning is being issued by Director of Public Safety Director Benjamin Hunter

The Butler University Department of Public Safety on October 27, 2011 received a report of a robbery that occurred on the morning of October 27, 2011, at 52nd and Westfield Boulevard. The victim reported he had accepted a ride from two strangers back to campus from Broad Ripple when one of them grabbed his cell phone and pushed him out of their vehicle. The vehicle is described as a red, older model Mercury. The University Police has assigned an investigator to this report and encourages anyone with information to contact Detective Bruce Allee at 317-940-9396.

In the interest of campus safety, University Police would like to remind everyone of the importance of personal safety precautions.

· Don’t accept rides from persons you do not know.

· Don’t leave residence hall doors propped open.

· Be aware of unescorted visitors inside residence halls and Greek housing.

· Do not open your door to strangers.

· Report any suspicious activity to University Police by dialing 911 from a campus phone, or pre-programming your cell phone and dialing 317-940-9999.

· Do not consume alcoholic beverages if you are under the age of 21, and do not consume excess amounts or leave drinks unattended.

· Do not go with unknown persons to their dorm, fraternity, apartment, or any room or let them into your room.

Timely Warnings are intended to make the campus community aware of a specific incident or information reported to have occurred to the University Police. Timely Warnings may be sent by various methods, including email, web postings, or text messages only when an incident does not constitute use of the Emergency Notification System (DawgAlert). As a reminder, you can sign-up and update your contact information in DawgAlert by visiting this link http://www.butler.edu/public-safety/dawg-alert/

This timely warning is meant to fulfill the requirement of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The Clery Act is a federal law that requires universities to disclose certain information about campus crime and security policies.

If you have questions, concerns or would like additional Crime Watch tips, please contact University Police at 317-940-9396.

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