UIC Urgent http://www.uic.edu/home/feeds/urgent.rss Official, urgent and emergency campus announcements en-us Fri, 11 Apr 2008 16:52:07 -0500 60 Crime alert On June 26, at about 6:45 a.m., UIC Police learned that an earlier reported aggravated sexual assault occurred near the corner of Polk Street and Damen Avenue. At about 2:00 a.m., a witness had reported to police a woman in distress. The woman, who is not affiliated with UIC, told responding officers she had survived sexual assault in a moving vehicle after entering the vehicle on North Austin Boulevard with two recent acquaintances. She had been released by the offenders at the Polk & Damen location.<br /> <br />The offenders, who were driving a black 4-door vehicle of unknown make and model, are described as follows:<br /> <br />1. Male Hispanic, 25 years old, 5-foot-7, 190 pounds, bald, of medium complexion, with brown eyes and wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans<br /><br />2. Male Hispanic, 25 years old, 5-foot 7, 175 pounds, with short hair, blue eyes, medium complexion, and wearing a gray T-shirt and blue jeans<br /><br />The Chicago Police Department is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 311.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/bMwFh<br /><br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br /><br />--Do not accept a ride from strangers.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Notify friends or family of your whereabouts and plans.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts 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: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:55:52 -0500 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:55:52 -0500 UIC Urgent Message Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect til 3 pm for 6-cty area. Damaging winds, hail, heavy rain, lightning expected. http://www.weather.gov/ emergency http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:49:30 -0500 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:49:30 -0500 Community Safety Alert On May 23, at about 2:15 AM, UIC and Chicago Police responded to a call of shots fired off-campus at 1038 W. 14th St. A male victim (not UIC affiliated) was found with a single gun shot wound to the chest and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. A blue Chevy Tahoe with large rims was seen fleeing the area headed east on 14th St. and may have been involved. No further information is available at this time.<br /><br />The Chicago Police Department will conduct the follow-up investigation.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call 311.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/O6vAf<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Sat, 23 May 2015 04:06:06 -0500 Sat, 23 May 2015 04:06:06 -0500 Crime alert On May 3, at about 3:00 a.m., a man waiting for a bus was the victim of an armed robbery near 1845 W. Roosevelt Rd. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, reported that a red Pontiac Grand Prix pulled up and a male offender approached him demanding cash. The victim was struck in the head with a crowbar and a male offender took $45 in cash. The victim was transported to University of Illinois Hospital for treatment. The offender(s) remain at large.<br /><br />The Chicago Police Department is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 311.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/UcIwZ<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be theft of property or valuables.***<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts 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: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Sun, 03 May 2015 08:45:30 -0500 Sun, 03 May 2015 08:45:30 -0500 Urgent Official Announcement On April 17, at about 9:35 p.m., UIC and Chicago Police responded to a call off campus, near the corner of Congress Parkway and Morgan.<br /><br />Witnesses reported shots were fired from one car into another nearby car, striking the driver. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, fled the area and crashed several blocks away at 550 W. Van Buren. <br /><br />The offender’s vehicle, make and model unknown, fled the scene in an unknown direction.<br /><br />The Chicago Police Department is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 311.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/kaL0k<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts 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: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:13:08 -0500 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:13:08 -0500 Crime alert On March 18, at about 5:10 PM, a motorist was the victim of a car-jacking at 1818 W. Taylor St. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, was sitting in the vehicle when an unknown offender walked up, implied possession of a handgun and ordered the driver out of the car. The offender took the vehicle and the victim’s wallet and drove off westbound on Taylor.<br /><br />The stolen vehicle is a 2002 silver Nissan Altima, IL license plate E283449.<br /><br />The offender, of undetermined sex, is described as of African descent and wearing a red sweatshirt.<br /><br />The Chicago Police Department is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 311.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/Q7SMZ<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be property or valuables, as the victim did in this case.***<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts 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: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:46:37 -0500 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:46:37 -0500 Crime alert On Jan. 16 , at about 9:30 AM, a UIC student was the victim of an armed robbery off-campus, near Polk Street and Aberdeen. The victim stated that as she was walking east on Polk, an unknown offender approached from the front, displayed a handgun, and demanded her possessions. The victim claims an accomplice was also behind her. The victim surrendered her mobile phone and cash from her wallet. The offenders fled westbound on Polk and remain at large.<br /><br />The first offender is described as a black male, 6-0 in height, 160 pounds, with brown eyes, of dark complexion, and wearing a black ski mask, black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, carrying a snub-nose revolver with a brown handle.<br /><br />The second offender is only described as a male. <br /><br />The UIC Police/Chicago Police Department Joint Robbery Task Force will conduct the follow-up investigation.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/KOGnD<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be property or valuables.***<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts 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: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:48:35 -0600 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:48:35 -0600 Crime alert On Oct. 27, at about 12:20 PM, a UIC student was the victim of a strong-arm robbery off-campus, near 1100 W. Jackson Blvd. The victim stated that as she was walking northbound on Racine Avenue, she observed an unknown male following her. She entered the Target Store on Jackson in an attempt to elude the person. Shortly after exiting, she was approached by an offender who pushed her to the ground and took her i-Phone before fleeing west through an alley. The victim left the scene and later called the police. The phone was recovered from a trash can near the scene. The offender remains at large.<br /> <br />The offender was described as a black male, 6-1 to 6-3 in height, with a muscular build, and wearing a white hooded sweatshirt with a logo and black sweatpants.<br /><br />The UIC Police/Chicago Police Department Joint Robbery Task Force will conduct the follow-up investigation.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/yVnda<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be property or valuables.***<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts 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: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:25:13 -0500 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:25:13 -0500 Crime alert UIC and Chicago police are investigating an incident that occurred on Sept. 18 at about 7 p.m. on the 1300 block of S. Lytle. A UIC student was approached from behind by a male offender who grabbed her purse strap and tried to take the purse by force. The victim struggled and retained the purse. The offender fled eastbound through an alley. The victim refused medical attention. UIC Police searched the area without results. <br /><br />The offender was described as a black male, age 13-14, five-foot-two, about 120 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. <br /><br />Approximate crime area mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/NHcqY<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be theft of property or valuables.***<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts 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: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:53:46 -0500 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:53:46 -0500 Crime alert UIC and Chicago Police are investigating an off-campus incident that occurred on July 30 at about 5:30 p.m. A UIC researcher was walking north on the 300 block of S. Ashland Ave. when a male subject approached and knocked her to the ground. Drivers nearby blew their car horns, causing the offender to run a short distance, but he returned to the victim and snatched a gold chain from her neck. He then fled on foot. The victim refused medical attention. <br /><br />The offender was described as a dark-complexioned black male, 40-53 years old, 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-1 and 235-250 lbs.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/jYnB6<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be theft of property or valuables.***<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts 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: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:46:59 -0500 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:46:59 -0500 Crime alert UIC and Chicago police are investigating an incident that occurred on Monday, June 30, at about 4:30 p.m. A complainant reported that he was adjusting his backpack on Taylor street in front of UIC's Paulina Street parking structure when two males approached him. One subject pulled at the victim's backpack while the other sprayed the victim's face with an unknown substance. The victim fought off both attackers, who fled on foot eastbound on Taylor Street. UIC Police sent a flash message to responding units and toured the area with negative results. The victim suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from the UIC Hospital. The victim is not affiliated with UIC. <br /><br />The first offender was described as a Hispanic male, 18-23 years old, 5-feet-11 and 165 lbs. He was wearing a blue T-shirt with an orange Chicago Bears "C" logo, baggy jeans, and sneakers with orange stripes.<br /><br />The second offender was described as a Hispanic male, 18-23 years old, 5-feet-6 and 145 lbs., with a black teardrop tattoo under his left eye and a light mustache. He was wearing a tan T-shirt and baggy jeans.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/H9Pkc<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be theft of property or valuables.***<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts 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: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:40:58 -0500 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:40:58 -0500 Crime alert On June 11, at 7:00 PM, a UIC student was the victim of a strong-arm robbery off-campus, on the sidewalk of the shopping center at 1621 W. Roosevelt Road. The victim stated that as he walked with his MP3 player in hand, a lone offender approached and demanded the device. The victim complied, and the offender fled south on foot. The victim was not injured.<br /><br />The offender was described as a Hispanic male, age 19 to 25, 5’ 6” to 5’ 9” in height, of thin build, with light complexion, brown braided hair, wearing a white hoody with lettering on the front and black jogging pants. <br /><br />The UIC Police/Chicago Police Department Joint Robbery Task Force and CPD Area Central Detectives will conduct the follow-up investigation.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: http://goo.gl/maps/A5iYF<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be property or valuables.***<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts 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: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:37:59 -0500 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:37:59 -0500 Crime alert Chicago police are investigating an incident that occurred on May 20 at about 12:18 a.m on the 900 block of W. Van Buren Street. A male subject followed a woman (not UIC-affiliated) from the UIC/Halsted Blue Line station to Van Buren Street, where he attempted to sexually assault her. The woman fended him off and notified police immediately.<br /><br />The offender is described as a black male in his late teens to early 20s, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-6, 160-170 lbs., with black hair. He was wearing a black T-shirt with a white-and-red logo, dark pants and shoes, and was carrying a dark backpack.<br /><br />This incident has been reported in local media. Surveillance photos of the offender can be seen on the Chicago Tribune's website at <br />http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-cops-man-tried-to-attack-woman-he-followed-001,0,2394822.photo<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call the CPD Area Central Bureau of Detectives at (312) 747-8380. Reference - RD# HX-268579<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/J95kz<br /><br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br />------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts 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 <link.><br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report<br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Thu, 22 May 2014 12:07:29 -0500 Thu, 22 May 2014 12:07:29 -0500 Crime alert UIC Police are investigating an incident that happened off campus on April 28. At about 11 p.m., two UIC students walking on the 800 block of S. Laflin were approached by three subjects. The first subject displayed a silver handgun and demanded the students' property. The other two subjects searched the students and took their property. The first offender ordered the victims to lie on the ground and count to 30. All three offenders fled south on Laflin. The victims were not injured. UIC and Chicago police canvassed the area with no results.<br /><br />The armed offender was described as a black male, age 18-20, about 5-foot-7 and 130 lbs., wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and black pants. <br /> <br />The second offender was described as a black male, age 19-20, about 5-foot-9 and 160 lbs., wearing a baseball cap and a hooded sweatshirt with a blue "Cubs" logo on the back.<br /><br />The third offender was described as a black male, age 18-20, about 5-foot-10 and 160 lbs., wearing a green baseball cap and a black hooded sweatshirt.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/ZTkjN<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<br /><br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />The UIC Police/Chicago Police Department Joint Robbery Task Force and CPD Central Area Detectives will conduct the follow-up investigation.<br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts 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: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:24:27 -0500 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:24:27 -0500 Crime alert UIC Police are investigating an incident that occurred on April 24. At about 9 p.m., UIC Police responded to a report of a robbery that occurred at 1328 S. Halsted St. A UIC student was seated in a coffee shop using a laptop when a subject entered and appeared to walk toward the restrooms, then suddenly turned toward the student and grabbed the laptop from the student's grasp. The offender ran out of the coffee shop with the laptop and entered a vehicle, then fled southbound on Halsted St. UIC Police notified responding police units, but the offender was not found. The student was not injured.<br /><br />The offender was described as a black male, age 18 to 24, about 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was wearing a black hooded shirt, light-colored jeans, and red shoes.<br /><br />The vehicle was described as a two-door black Hyundai. <br /> <br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/zUnn0<br /><br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Crime alerts 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: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:58:04 -0500 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:58:04 -0500