[URGENT] Public Safety Advisory

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, At 6:07 p.m. UIC Police responded to a call for assistance from Chicago Police who were involved in a foot pursuit of two male motor vehicle theft offenders. The offenders fled northbound on Morgan St. from Maxwell St. on foot. The first offender described as a male approximately 16 years of age wearing a green jacket, orange hoodie, and light blue jeans, unlawfully entered a silver 2012 Kia Van at 1211 S. Morgan St. and forced the victim out of the vehicle and fled northbound on Morgan St. and Eastbound on Roosevelt. While fleeing the area, the offender struck a UIC Police Officer and Police vehicle. The Offending vehicle continued onto the Dan Ryan Expressway and out of the area. The officer was transported to the hospital by ambulance with minor injuries. The second offender was apprehended by police moments later. 

This investigation is being led by the Chicago Police Department. Anyone with information should call 311.

Approximate crime location mapped:
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UIC Police offer 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.

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/

UIC Annual Security Report
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Chicago Police Department Statistics and Data
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