[URGENT] Public Safety Advisory

On Oct. 10, at approximately 7:45 p.m., UIC Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle theft at 650 S. Halsted St. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, was making a food delivery. While the vehicle and keys were unattended, a silver SUV arrived. A passenger exited the SUV and entered the victim’s car. Both vehicles fled southbound on Halsted St. The offender is described as a male wearing a white t-shirt. The stolen vehicle is a gray Nissan Sentra (license plate #BG20073). 

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

Approximate crime location mapped:
https://goo.gl/maps/GM88S8oHuWq7DRPq7 

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
go.uic.edu/CleryReport

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

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