Crime Alerts

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


Crime Alert

Posted on June 7th, 2016

On Tuesday, June 7, at approximately 2:10 p.m., an armed robbery occurred inside a restaurant at 1252 S. Halsted St. Two offenders entered the restaurant, displayed a handgun, and demanded cash from the register. The offenders took the cash and fled southbound on Halsted in a red Chevy Impala, license plate unknown.

The first offender was described as a black male, 15 to 20 years of age, about 5-3 in height, walking with a limp and wearing a grey t-shirt.

The second offender was described as a black male, 45 to 50 years of age, about 5-9 in height, and wearing a grey long-sleeved t-shirt.

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/ziUzG2EcEyr

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 May 11th, 2016

On Tuesday, May 10, at approximately 4:15 p.m., a person not affiliated with UIC was the victim of a strong-arm robbery at 1225 South Halsted St. The victim reported that she was exiting the rear of the building when her ex-boyfriend confronted her. The offender placed the victim into a headlock and forcefully grabbed her wallet. The offender, who is known to the victim and is not affiliated with UIC, fled on foot heading northbound on Halsted St. The offender was described as a black male, 25 years of age, 5-10 in height and 170 pounds, and wearing jeans and dark clothing.

The victim has an expired Order of Protection against the offender. The victim refused medical attention. UIC Police canvased the area but did not locate the offender.

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

Approximate crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/TNHA7KW1ddQ2

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.
--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.
--Use well-lit walkways.
--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