[URGENT] Public Safety Advisory

UIC Police offers the following security tips:

  • 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 Tuesday, Apr. 19, at approximately 4:40 p.m. UIC Police responded to a report of a strong-arm robbery at 1210 S. Morgan Street. A victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, was invoved in a motor vehicle accident. When attempting to exchange information with the offender, who was the driver from the other vehicle, the offender demanded that the victim pay for the damage on scene. The offender then struck the victim in the face multiple times with a closed fist and took approximately $80.00 USC from the victim. The offender is described as a male, heavy set, wearing a blue shirt. The offender fled eastbound on Roosevelt Road in a gray sedan. The victim was not injured.

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

Approximate crime location mapped:

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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/

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