Purdue Police investigating a reported robbery (Unfounded)

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Incident date

November 27, 2018, 18:25

Incident type

Robbery (Unfounded) November 28, 2018, 01:12

A crime is considered unfounded for Clery Act purposes only when sworn or commissioned law enforcement personnel make a formal determination that the report is false or baseless. Crime reports can be properly determined to be false only if the evidence from a complete and thorough investigation establishes that the crime reported was not, in fact, completed or attempted in any manner.

A reported crime cannot be designated ‘‘unfounded’’ if no investigation was conducted or the investigation was not completed. Nor can a crime report be designated unfounded merely because the investigation failed to prove that the crime occurred; this would be an inconclusive or unsubstantiated investigation. As such, for Clery Act purposes, the determination to “unfound” a crime can be made only when the totality of available information specifically indicates that the report was false or baseless.

Location/address

1200 block W. Stadium Ave.

Suspect description

Male with tan coat

Incident information

The Purdue University Police Department is investigating a reported case of robbery, at 1200 W. Stadium Ave. and the current investigation is ongoing. The report was made on 11-27-18, 20:03.  An arrest has not been made. If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact the police department at 765-494-8221 or report this anonymously at 1-866-818-2620.  After further investigation Purdue Police learned that this was a false claim.  Investigation is complete. 

Prevention information

Crime prevention and awareness, as well as consistent reporting, may be the strongest defenses against becoming the victim of an assault. While becoming a victim of crime is never the fault of the victim, the following list of practices may help safeguard individuals from becoming victims of assault: Please report all suspicious activity and utilize the SAFE Walk program for walking escorts. Be mindful of ETS locations on campus and choose well lit walking paths through campus. More robbery safety suggestions.

 

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