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IU students notified of reported robbery two days after incident

A notification about a Jan. 26 robbery was sent out to members of the IU community Monday afternoon, two days after the reported incident. 

The suspect in the robbery is still at large, according to a Crime Notification IU Bloomington email. 

“It was not a situation where there was a current and ongoing danger,” IU spokesperson Chuck Carney said about why students didn’t get an IU-Notify text Saturday.  

However, the notification was sent out explaining the incident because administrators determined it fell under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Carney said. 

The Clery Act is a federal law that requires universities to notify people about specific crimes that happen in on-or-off-campus areas controlled by the university, according to the Protect IU website. 

The man who reported being robbed told IU police he was approached at 2:50 p.m. near the Tulip Tree Apartments. He said the robber punched the man in the face and demanded his backpack. Then, the suspect ran east. 

The suspect didn’t threaten the man with a weapon.

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