Safety Information Alert: Armed Robbery Off Campus

Author: Keith Kopinski

Our partners at the South Bend Police Department have alerted the Notre Dame Police Department of two armed robberies just south of campus. The first incident occurred at approximately 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, near the intersection of North Jacob and East Bissell Streets. The victim was a University student. The suspects involved were described as two black males, both approximately 6’2” tall with a thin build.  One suspect was in his early 20’s with 6” braided hair wearing a grey hoodie with a full-size firearm. The other suspect was wearing a black hoodie and had shorter hair. The suspects were traveling in a purple vehicle, possibly a Pontiac Grand Am, with a tinted license plate cover. No one was physically injured in the robbery.

The second robbery occurred this morning, November 18, 2021, at approximately 10:40 a.m. near the intersection of South Bend Avenue and Eddie St.  The suspect was described as wearing a gold jacket and green pants. 

The Notre Dame Police Department has been in contact with our partners in the South Bend Police Department about these incidents, and we will continue to work together for the safety of our communities.

If you have any information regarding these incidents, please contact South Bend Police, and if you are a victim of a crime please report it to local authorities.

South Bend Police Department 574-235-9263
Crime Stoppers 574-288-STOP
Notre Dame Police Department 574-631-5555

To reduce the risk of robbery or assault, please consider the following safety tips

  • Arrange for safe transportation, and when using a ride-sharing service, make sure the driver knows your name and that you are getting into the correct vehicle.
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
  • If you decide to walk, walk in groups. This may reduce the risk, but not always.
  • If someone is approaching you, consider crossing the street or getting quickly to a location where there are other people.
  • If someone does approach you with a weapon and demands your property, it is best to give them the property.
  • If you are the victim of a robbery, try to get as much descriptive information as possible and immediately call 9-1-1. Note height, weight, gender, race, hair color and style, clothing, facial hair or other facial features, scars, marks, or tattoos. Listen for them to say names if there are multiple people. Note which direction they go when they leave.


Thank you,

Notre Dame Police Department