Public Safety Advisory

On Sunday, April 23, at approximately 4 a.m., UIC Police received a report of a strong armed robbery that occurred at 1241 S. Union Ave. The victim, a taxi cab driver, reported that he arranged to meet a customer near S. Union Ave. and W. Rochford St. When he arrived at the location three unknown white men entered the taxi, placed the victim in a headlock and demanded his wallet. The three offenders then exited the taxi and fled eastbound onto 90/94 expressway in a silver Mazda 3 with a possible license plate of NIKI-BH. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, was not injured and refused medical attention.

The three offenders are described as:

- a white male, 20-27 years of age, 5-9 in height, with a blond beard
- a white male, 20-27 years of age, 5-10 in height, with a blonde ponytail
- a white male of unknown description

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chicago Police Department at 311. The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation.

Approximate crime location mapped:

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 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. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at:

UIC Annual Security Report

Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents

Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:21 AM