Public Safety Advisory

On Tuesday, September 5, at 9:30 p.m. a UIC student was the victim of a strong-arm robbery that occurred near S. Halted St. and W. Taylor St. The victim, who was not injured, reported that two offenders approached him. One offender held the victim from behind while the other went through his pockets and took his wallet. The offenders fled north bound on Halsted St. The victim chased one of the offenders and detained him until the Chicago Police Department arrived. The second offender, described as a black male wearing a red beanie-style hat, has not been located.

Anyone with information is asked to call the UIC Police Department at 312-996-2830.

Approximate crime location mapped:
https://goo.gl/maps/gMoFPicX9TP2

UIC Police offers 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 ear buds.
--Don't display electronic devices in public.
--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.
--Use well-lit walkways.
-- If a person threatens you, follow any demands and turn over valuables. Once in a safe place, notify UIC Police immediately.
-- On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)

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

UIC Annual Security Report
http://www.clery.uic.edu

Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents
http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm

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Urgent notifications are sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages -- issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel -- are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at http://sms.uic.edu
Tue Sep 5, 2017 11:12 PM