[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, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.

•              Don't carry large sums of money or display valuables in public.

•              Have keys ready and in your hand for immediate use when returning home.

•              Don’t resist an armed robber, Hand over whatever is demanded quickly and quietly.

On Wednesday, Feb 28, at approximately 6:16 p.m. UIC Police responded to a report of an armed robbery inside the UIC Academic Residential Complex located at 940 W. Harrison Street. Two separate victims, who are UIC affiliated reported that a male subject approached them, displayed a knife, and demanded money. The victims handed over the cash they had in their possession and the offender fled the building in an unknown direction. The offender is described as a male 5’ 10”, 40-50 years of age wearing a black jacket and white washed jeans. The victims reported no injuries.

UIC Police will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 312-996-2830.

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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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