Armed robbery at Neely

By Lauren Duncan

Two suspects are being sought in a case of armed robbery at Neely Hall on Wednesday afternoon.

At about 4:30 p.m., two men with handguns wearing ski masks pushed a male and female victim into the female’s 17th-floor room, according to an SIU Department of Public Safety email sent around 8 p.m. Wednesday. The two men proceeded to take cash and a cell phone before they fled to the stairwell.

One suspect is described as a black male of about 5 foot 9 inch height with a medium build who was wearing a blue or black jacket. The other was reported to be a black male of about 5 foot 5 inch height and thin build who was wearing a red jacket.


Rod Sievers, university spokesman, said some students reported the building had been in lockdown. He said the location was never locked down, but students were asked to ensure their doors were locked.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact DPS.