[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. Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger. Never leave your car running unoccupied. Don’t resist an armed robber, hand over whatever is demanded quickly and quietly.
On Monday, October 09, at 3:48 p.m., UIC Police responded to a report of an Attempted Motor Vehicle Hijacking at 1130 S. Halsted Street. The victim reported being followed by a dark gray Kia sedan when exiting the expressway onto Taylor Street. While in the turning lane at 1130 S. Halsted, the victim was approached on the driver’s side door, by a male offender, who arrived in the same dark gray Kia sedan that was following him. The offender pointed a handgun at the victim’s head and demanded he exit the vehicle. The victim exited his vehicle with his two children and ran down Halsted Street. The Offender was unable to move the victim’s vehicle, due to not having the Key Fob in his possession. The offender exited the victim’s vehicle and entered the gray Kia sedan. The gray Kia sedan fled the scene going northbound on Halsted towards Taylor Street. The victim stated there were three offenders. The victim described one of the offenders as a male juvenile, who was partially covering his face with a mask. The male juvenile offender has short curly hair and a thin short mustache. The victim and his children did not sustain any injuries, and the victim has no UIC affiliation.
The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 311.
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