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Crime & Courts

Police: Robbery reported on NIU campus never happened

DeKALB – Two people who falsely told police they were robbed at gunpoint Friday near Northern Illinois University’s East Lagoon could face criminal charges.

Two people walking through the East Lagoon area of campus about 5 p.m. Friday told police that they were approached by four men dressed in black and wearing ski masks. They also told police that one of the men flashed a handgun.

In response to the reported incident, NIU police issued a campus safety bulletin warning the community about the reported crime.

It wasn’t clear from the bulletin, what, if anything, was reported stolen in the made-up crime.

However, NIU police determined it was a false report. A spokesman for the college said charges could filed Monday against the two people, but he didn’t name either individual.

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