[URGENT] Public Safety Advisory

UIC Police offers 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.

On Monday, May 9, at approximately 7:29 p.m., UIC Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle hijacking at 865 W. Van Buren St. The victim, who is a UIC student, was approached by a male offender as he walked toward his white Range Rover (IL License Plate AF63090). The offender ripped the keys from the victim’s hand and entered the vehicle after a brief struggle. The offenders fled East on Van Buren St. and South on Halsted St. in the Range Rover. The victim refused medical attention. The offender was described as a male approximately 5’9″ tall, with long dread lock style hair, wearing a grey shirt, blue jeans, and a black ski mask. No weapon was displayed. 


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


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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 emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/


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