Crime Alerts

Public Safety Advisory

Posted on September 19th, 2016

Around 1:30 p.m. today, a female student in a women’s restroom at 845 W. Taylor St. was startled when she observed a person wearing brown construction boots jump down from the toilet in an adjacent stall. The student reported that the person chased her out of the restroom into the hallway. No crime was committed and no further description of the person was provided.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are asking all members of the UIC community to report any suspicious activity or person immediately by calling UIC Police at (312) 355-5555.

The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our highest priority and we are taking every possible precaution to keep our campus safe.

Chief Kevin Booker
UIC Police


Crime Alert

Posted on September 9th, 2016

On Friday, Sept. 9, at approximately 1:16 p.m., UIC Police received a report of an armed robbery that occurred in the 900 block of W. 14th Place. A female victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, was walking when she was approached by a male offender who implied that he had a gun and demanded her property. The victim gave the offender her cell phone and wallet and he fled northbound on Morgan St. The offender is described as a black male, approximately 18 years old, 6 feet tall, wearing a light grey hooded sweatshirt and khaki pants. The victim was not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chicago Police Department at 311.

The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation, with assistance from the UIC Police/CPD Joint Robbery Task Force.

Approximate crime location mapped:
https://goo.gl/maps/YCRdgpdWKpv

UIC Police offer the following security tips:
--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.
--Don't display valuables in public.
--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)
--To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.
--Report crime promptly to police.

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Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml

UIC Annual Security Report
http://www.clery.uic.edu

Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents
http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm


Crime Alert

Posted on August 10th, 2016

On Wednesday, August 10, at approximately 3 a.m., UIC police officers were flagged down by a UIC student who reported that he had been robbed at gunpoint. The victim was walking off-campus in the 1000 block of S. Racine when a black male, approximately 18-19 years of age, 5-foot-8, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, exited a late model black Range Rover, produced a silver and black handgun and took the victim's bag, cash, and cell phone. The armed offender then got back in the vehicle, which was being driven by another black male, and fled southbound on Racine Ave. then westbound on Roosevelt Rd. The victim was not injured.

The vehicle and offender descriptions closely match two previously reported armed robberies and one attempted armed robbery in the 12th Police District.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chicago Police Department at 311.

The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation, with assistance from the UIC Police/CPD Joint Robbery Task Force.

Approximate crime location mapped:
https://goo.gl/maps/q8z8BgDsNE52

UIC Police offer the following security tips:
--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.
--Don't display valuables in public.
--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)
--To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.
--Report crime promptly to police.

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Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml

UIC Annual Security Report
http://www.clery.uic.edu

Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents
http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm


Crime Alert

Posted on August 10th, 2016

On Tuesday, August 9, at approximately 7 p.m. , UIC Police responded to an armed robbery that had just occurred at parking lot 7, 1100 W. Harrison St.

The victim, a UIC employee, reported being approached just inside the parking lot. The first offender, described as a black male approximately 15 years of age, displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s purse. He then fled into a black Range Rover. The Range Rover was driven by another black male, age unknown. The vehicle fled east bound on Congress Parkway. The descriptions of both offenders, as well as the vehicle, are consistent to other robberies that occurred in the 12th Police District today. The previous robberies occurred off campus.

The UIC Police Department will conduct the follow-up investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call (312) 996-2830.

Approximate crime location mapped:
https://goo.gl/maps/g1ABtCFAsE52

UIC Police offer the following security tips:
--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.
--Don't display valuables in public.
--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)
--To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.
--Report crime promptly to police.

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Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml

UIC Annual Security Report
http://www.clery.uic.edu

Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents
http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm


Crime Alert

Posted on June 22nd, 2016

On Tuesday, June 22, at approximately 2:10 p.m., an armed robbery occurred inside a convenience store at 1350 S. Halsted St.

The first offender entered the store, displayed a handgun, and demanded cash from the register. He was described as a black male, 20 to 25 years of age, wearing a gray t-shirt, black pants, black baseball cap, and black shoes.

The second offender was described as a black male, 30 to 35 years of age, bald, wearing glasses, a black t-shirt, black shorts and white shoes.

The offenders took the cash and fled southbound on Halsted. No one was injured.

The UIC Police Department will conduct the follow-up investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call (312) 996-2830.

Approximate crime location mapped:
https://goo.gl/maps/L8Wep7MdYiN2

UIC Police offer the following security tips:
--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.
--Don't display valuables in public.
--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)
--To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.
--Report crime promptly to police.

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Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml

UIC Annual Security Report
http://www.clery.uic.edu

Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents
http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm