[URGENT] Public Safety Advisory

UIC Police offers 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.

On Wed., Nov. 02, at approximately 8:25 p.m., UIC Police responded to a report of a strong arm robbery that occurred at approximately 720 W Rochford Street. The victim, who is a UIC Student, was meeting up with two unknown individuals to conduct a private sale of shoes. The unknown offenders then took possession of two pairs of shoes from the victim and threatened to fight him before fleeing the area with the proceeds. One male offender wearing all black with an afro style haircut fled northbound on Halsted St. and Eastbound on Roosevelt Rd, while the second offender described as a male wearing a black jacket and pants, wearing a black ski mask fled Eastbound on Rochford St and Southbound on Union St. There were no reported injuries.

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

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