Public Safety Advisory

Public Safety Advisory

Posted on March 12th, 2019

On Monday, Mar. 11, at approximately 8:30 p.m., UIC Police responded to a call of a strong-armed robbery that occurred near 1602 W. Roosevelt Rd. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, reported that she was approached by five males while waiting for a CTA Bus. The victim stated that the offenders struck her in the face and torso and took her property. The offenders, who are described as black juvenile males, thin, between 5’ 09” and 5’ 10” tall, fled southbound but dropped the victim's property. The victim refused medical treatment. The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 311. Approximate crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/NE61gFmUSd12 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. --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.) 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 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