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.
- Remember the suspect(s)’ description and their vehicle description (if they have one).
- Avoid verbal/physical confrontations.
- Lock all doors immediately after you are in the vehicle.
- Be prepared to exit the vehicle promptly when arriving at your destination.
- Do NOT program your home address into your GPS.
- Give up your car and avoid verbal/physical confrontations.
On Monday, Nov. 7, at approximately 11:05 p.m., UIC Police responded to a report of an aggravated vehicular hijacking that occurred at 934 W. 14th Pl. Chicago Police and UICPD officers met with the victim, who reported that after parking his car, a dark colored SUV pulled up to him with three male passengers. Two of the males exited the vehicle and approached the victim. Both males displayed handguns and demanded the victim’s keys. The victim complied and the males entered his vehicle and fled westbound on 14th Pl. and then southbound on Morgan followed closely by the dark SUV. One male offender is described as approximately 5’9″ and the other is described as over 6′ tall and wearing a ski mask. The driver of the offender’s vehicle is described only as a male. There are no reported injuries, and the victim is not affiliated with UIC.
Stolen Vehicle: 2015 Blue Chevy Silverado, IL Registration: B2472202
The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 311. Approximate crime location mapped:
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