Public Safety Advisory

Public Safety Update

Posted on June 15th, 2018

On June 7, the UIC Police Investigations Unit arrested a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery and kidnapping that occurred near the UIC College of Pharmacy, 833 S. Wood St., on May 25. Following the arrest, the offender was positively identified by the victim and a search warrant conducted on the offender’s vehicle recovered the weapon used in the crime. The offender, who is a suspect and wanted for several armed robberies committed in Chicago and Waukegan, is currently in the custody of Cook County Corrections awaiting trial. 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: UIC Annual Security Report Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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