[URGENT] Public Safety Advisory

On Saturday, Jan. 23, at approximately 2:30 a.m. UIC Police responded to a call of a disturbance at 1260 S. Union Ave. involving a customer who was not following mask guidelines. The customer/offender became aggressive, displayed a small handgun, and pointed it at another customer/victim. The offender, who is described as a male approximately 5’5″ to 5’6″, wearing all black clothing and a black hat, then entered a 2017 white Mercedes-Benz SUV (Illinois license plate CK24855) and fled southbound on S. Union Ave., westbound on W. Maxwell St., then southbound on S. Halsted St. There were no injuries reported.
UIC Police will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 312-996-2830.
Approximate crime location mapped: goo.gl/maps/DvbWHPTuTUcVo7np9
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. Effective January 2021, the university will no longer routinely use race, ethnicity or national origin as a descriptor in public safety advisories. 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
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 sms.uic.edu