Public Safety Advisory

On Wednesday, May 24, around 7:40 p.m., a man flagged down Chicago Police Department officers near 1410 S. Morgan St. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, stated that he had just parked his car when he was approached by a male offender who pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at him and demanded his money and cell phone. The victim complied and the offender fled westbound on foot and jumped over a fence into a nearby housing complex. The offender is described as a black male, 16-18 years old, wearing a red hoodie. The victim was not injured.

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

Wed May 24, 2017 8:47 PM