Public Safety Advisory

Public Safety Advisory

Posted on November 4th, 2018

On Saturday, November 3, at approximately 11 p.m., UIC Police responded to a StarTel call of a robbery that occurred at 1135 S. Morgan St. The victim, a UIC student, reported that three to four males approached him from behind, struck him in the head and took his cell phone. The offenders are described as black males, approximately 20 years old and wearing dark clothing. One offender was wearing glasses. The offenders fled northwest through the parking lot towards Taylor St. The victim refused medical attention. UIC Police will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 312-996-2830. Approximate crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/k48cKMmgAhr 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 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