On Sunday, Dec. 17, around 8:00 p.m., three juvenile victims exited a business on S. Halsted St. when they noticed several individuals lingering outside. The victims were followed by the offenders as they began to walk northbound on S. Halsted St. As they approached 1225 S. Halsted St., a physical altercation occurred and the offenders demanded property from the victims. The offenders fled eastbound on Roosevelt Rd. with property from the victims. There are no reported injuries. The victims are not affiliated with UIC. The four offenders are described as: -Male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 17-20 years old, wearing a red sweatshirt and black runner mask -Male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 17-20 years old, wearing a grey runner mask -Male, no specific age or height available, short black hair, wearing a puffy black jacket -Male, no specific descriptive information available The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 311. Approximate crime location mapped: goo.gl/maps/5dzrrLBYnAy 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: emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/ UIC Annual Security Report www.clery.uic.edu Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm ————————————————————————— 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 sms.uic.edu