[URGENT] Public Safety Advisory

On Sunday, Sept. 19, at approximately 9:50 p.m., UIC Police received a report of a motor vehicle theft and aggravated assault off-campus at 311 S. Plymouth Ct. A UIC Law School security officer stated that he observed two males breaking the rear passenger window of a vehicle parked on the city street. As the security officer approached the vehicle one of the offenders lifted his shirt and showed the butt of a black firearm. The security officer reported the incident to UIC Police and the Chicago Police Department. The offenders took the vehicle, a 2018 Silver Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, and were last seen traveling northbound on S. Plymouth Ct. and eastbound on Jackson Ave. The security officer did not suffer any injuries.

The two offenders are described as male, approximate age in their 30s, wearing dark clothing, face masks and dark hoodies.

The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 311.

Approximate crime location mapped:

https://goo.gl/maps/zNPQKTZ6VQxSfCxx9

UIC Police offer the following security tips:

  • Report crime promptly to police at call 312-355-5555 for emergencies or 312-996-2830 for non-emergencies.
  • Never leave your car running unoccupied.
  • Always lock your car doors when you exit.
  • Attempt to park in an area that is well-lit and open to public view.
  • Consider installing an auto burglar system.

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 http://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/

UIC Annual Security Report
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Chicago Police Department Statistics and Data
https://home.chicagopolice.org/statistics-data/

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