Public Safety Advisory

UIC Police offers 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.

On Sunday, August 7, at approximately 5:03 p.m. An aggravated robbery occurred at 911 S. Paulina St. The victim, who is a UIC employee, was approached by three unknown male offenders who implied they had a firearm and demanded the victim’s property. The victim complied and the offenders took the victim’s property and fled northbound on Paulina St. on foot. The victim was not injured. Since the time of the first reported incident, a second attempted aggravated robbery has been reported that occurred immediately before. The attempted robbery occurred at approximately 1820 W. Taylor St, however the offenders were unsuccessful. The same offenders are suspected in both incidents and are described as males, possibly in their early 20’s. Offender #1 was wearing a black ski mask, black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and a shiny belt. Offender #2 was wearing a dark sweatshirt, black pants with white stripes down the leg, glasses, and possibly had a backpack. Offender #3 was wearing a dark sweatshirt, jeans, and yellow shoes.

The UIC Police Department will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 312-996-2830.

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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

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Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents

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