[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 Thursday, Aug. 31, at approximately 6;40 p.m. UIC Police received a phone report of an attempted robbery that occurred earlier in the afternoon at 760 W. Taylor St.
While walking in lot 4, located at 760 W. Taylor, a female student was confronted by 2 males on Divvy bikes. One subject unsuccessfully attempted to the grab phone from the victims hands while the other unsuccessfully attempted to pry the victims fingers from the phone. The offenders then fled south into the parking structure, then in an unknown direction. Victim, who is a UIC student, was not injured and retained her property.
Offender #1 is described as a male wearing a doo rag, approximately 5’5” and slender build. He was wearing black shirt and black pants with a blue backpack in his early to mid-20’s.
Offender #2 is described as a male with shoulder length dreadlocks, larger frame, 5’5” to 5’7” with a black hoodie in his early to mid-20’s.
Approximate crime location mapped: goo.gl/maps/69XWADTm4jAzMn7d6
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. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/
UIC Annual Security Report www.clery.uic.edu
Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm
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