[URGENT] Public Safety Advisory

On Friday, June 4, at approximately 3:30 p.m. UIC Police responded to an aggravated battery at 1350 South Halsted St. The clerk at the retail store reported that a male was standing at the counter buying merchandise when six males walked in to the store. The customer told the clerk to call the police, and the six males beat the male at the counter, punching and kicking him. The six males then fled in two black vehicles. One vehicle was an SUV.  The offenders then fled southbound on S. Halsted St.  The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, was transported to the hospital for his injuries. No weapons were displayed. The six male offenders are described as approximately 18 years old, one wearing a yellow shirt, the others dressed in all black.  

UIC Police will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 312-996-2830.

Approximate crime location mapped:
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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.

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/

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