On Thursday, March 19, at approximately 10:48 p.m., UIC Police responded to an attempted armed robbery at 1339 S. Halsted St. The offender, described as a black male, approximately 6’ tall, 175-180 pounds, wearing a dark blue Nike hoodie, light blue skinny jeans and white Jordan shoes, entered the rear of the business, stated that he had a weapon and demanded money from the employees. The offender then fled through the rear of the building while displaying a black handgun, without taking any money. The victim has no UIC affiliation and no injuries were reported.
UIC Police will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 312-996-2830.
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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.
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