Public Safety Advisory

**PSA: Armed Robbery

Posted on November 14th, 2017

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, around 2:20 p.m., a UIC student was the victim of a robbery near 700 S. Halsted Street. The victim was approached by a male offender who demanded money. The offender then demanded that the victim take him to an ATM to withdraw money, but the victim refused. The victim pulled a small amount of cash from his wallet ($7) which the offender took before pushing the victim to the ground and fleeing eastbound toward campus. The victim was not injured during the incident. The offender is described as a black male, bald, 40-45 years old with a limp and wearing a gray jacket and carrying a bag and spray bottle. UIC Police will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call (312) 996-2830. Approximate crime location mapped: http://bit.ly/2zIKxMp 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. Public safety advisories are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police may 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://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/ UIC Annual Security Report http://www.clery.uic.edu


Public Safety Advisory

Posted on October 29th, 2017

On Oct. 28, around 7:30 p.m., UIC Police responded to a report of a strong-armed robbery that occurred near 1040 W. Harrison St. Two UIC students reported that they were walking eastbound on W. Harrison St. near S. Morgan St. when they were approached by an older model red SUV. The passenger asked the students for gas money and the male student complied. The passenger then asked the female student if she had money and the student refused. The driver then exited the vehicle, shoved the female student to the ground and took cash from her wallet. The offender got back into the vehicle and fled westbound on W. Harrison St., and then northbound on S. Racine Ave. The students were not injured and no weapons were seen or implied.

The first offender (the passenger) is described as a white petite female holding a small Chihuahua dog. The second offender (the driver of the vehicle) is described as a white, heavier female approximately late 20s to early 30s in age.

Anyone with information is asked to call the UIC Police Department at (312) 996-2830.

Approximate crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/A4aYGVEcWPm

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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Public safety advisories 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://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/

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

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

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Urgent notifications are sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages -- issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel -- are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at http://sms.uic.edu



Public Safety Advisory

Posted on October 21st, 2017

On Friday, Oct. 20, at approximately 11:15 p.m., a female victim flagged down a UIC Police officer and reported that two male offenders approached her and attempted to take her purse at 900 W. Maxwell St. The offenders, who were unsuccessful in their attempted theft, fled on foot westbound and into the Barbara Jean Wright Court Apartments. The first offender is described as a black male teenager, 6-0 in height and wearing a black hoodie. The second offender is described as a black male teenager, 6-0 in height, wearing all dark clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the UIC Police Department at (312) 996-2830.

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

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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Public Safety Advisories 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://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/

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

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

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Urgent notifications are sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages -- issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel -- are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at http://sms.uic.edu


Public Safety Advisory

Posted on October 21st, 2017

On Thursday, Oct. 20, at approximately 7:45 p.m., an attempted strong-armed robbery occurred near 1725 W. Fillmore St. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, was walking on the street between parking structure D1 and the Outpatient Care Center when he was approached by two offenders who attempted to rob him before fleeing the area. The victim reported the incident to the parking attendant as he exited the parking structure and then left the area. The victim later reported the incident to CPD and then to UIC Police. The first offender is described as a black male wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. The second offender is described as a black male wearing a white shirt and white sweatpants. The victim was not injured.

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

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

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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Public Safety Advisories 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://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/

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

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

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Urgent notifications are sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages -- issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel -- are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at http://sms.uic.edu



Public Safety Advisory

Posted on October 19th, 2017

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, at approximately 8:55 p.m., a UIC student was the victim of an aggravated battery that occurred at the corner of W. Polk St. and S. Wood St. The victim was standing on the sidewalk when she was approached by a woman who asked for directions. The female offender then pepper-sprayed the victim and immediately fled northbound in a blue or black Volkswagon. The offender is described as an Asian woman, approximate age early-20s, 5-4 to 5-5 in height, wearing a black scarf.

Anyone with information is asked to call the UIC Police Department at 312-996-2830.

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

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 electronic devices 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.)
--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.
--Report crime promptly to police.

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A Public Safety Advisory is distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police may 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://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/

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

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




Public Safety Advisory

Posted on September 22nd, 2017

On Friday, Sept. 22, at noon the UIC Police received a report that a UIC student was the victim of an attempted criminal sexual assault that occurred at 10:30 a.m.

The crime occurred near 760 W. Taylor St. on the east side of the parking structure (near S. Union Ave.). The victim reported that as she exited the lot on the first floor, a man approached her and asked her for money. She stated she did not have any money and the offender then grabbed the victim by the back of her hair and forced her to the ground. The offender attempted to sexually assault the victim but she was able to break free and fled the area. The offender is described as a black male, 45-55 years of age, 5-6 to 5-9 in height, 170 pounds, medium to dark complexion, wearing a red shirt and jeans. The victim stated that she has previously seen the offender panhandling for money in the area.

The university is providing resources to assist the victim and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community.

UIC Police are leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 312-996-2830.

Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/tx2y82RCnwn

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UIC Police offer the following security tips:

-- Report crime promptly to police.
-- To contact the UIC Police, call 312-355-5555 for emergencies or 312-996-2830 for non-emergencies.
-- For confidential counseling, contact Counseling Services at 312-996-3490 for students; and Employee Assistance Service at 312-996-3588 for faculty and staff.
-- Any student, staff or faculty member at UIC who experiences sexual assault, domestic/dating violence or stalking can access free, anonymous and confidential services by calling the Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) at 312-413-8206.
-For additional information on reporting an incident of sexual misconduct, visit http://oae.uic.edu/TitleIX/ReportingAnIncident.htm

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Public safety advisories are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police may 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://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/

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

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

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Urgent notifications may be sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages -- issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel -- are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at http://sms.uic.edu