Public Safety Advisory

On Thursday, Oct. 10, at approximately 8:15 p.m. UIC Police received a report of an armed robbery that just occurred in the 700 block of W. Rochford St. The victim stated that two offenders approached him, displayed a black firearm and took his property. The first offender is described as a black male, 25-30 years of age, dreadlocks, wearing a blue Adidas hoodie and blue jeans. The second offender is described as a black male, 25-30 years of age, dreadlocks, wearing a black jacket with khaki pants. The offenders fled southbound on S. Union Ave. in a white Ford Fusion with tinted windows. The victim was not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chicago Police Department at 311.

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 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:

UIC Annual Security Report

Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents

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