[URGENT] Public Safety Advisory

On Saturday, Oct. 31, at approximately 5:15 a.m. while monitoring live security cameras, UIC Police viewed what appeared to be an armed robbery in progress at 1250 S. Union Ave. Three offenders exited a black Infiniti 4-door sedan (with partial Illinois license plate: first two letters ‘AT’ and last three digits possibly ‘394’) and approached patrons waiting in line at the location. Two of the offenders brandished firearms and pointed them at the victims while a third offender began to search the victims. The victims resisted and the offenders returned to their vehicle after a brief struggle. The vehicle, driven by a fourth subject, fled southbound on S. Union Ave. The victims also left the scene before the police arrived. It is unknown whether any victims have a UIC affiliation, were injured or if any property was taken. Three of the four alleged offenders are described below:
Male black, thin build, white mask, red hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, white gym shoes, armed with a black handgun Male black, thin build, black puffy jacket, blue jeans with a rip in the right knee, black shoes, armed with a silver handgun Male black, heavier build, black hooded sweatshirt, brown boots, wearing multiple untucked shirts
The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 311.
Approximate crime location mapped: goo.gl/maps/gVLYgQX7BrJ2sEG66
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: emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/
UIC Annual Security Report www.clery.uic.edu
Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm
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