Public Safety Advisory, Mar. 27, 2019

On Wednesday, March 27, at approximately 8:30 a.m., UIC Police responded to a call of an armed robbery that occurred on the third floor of UIC’s Parking Lot 7 at 1100 W. Harrison Street. The call came in from the victim, a UIC student, who came into the parking lot office to report the crime. The offender displayed a handgun and demanded money from the victim. The victim gave him $30, after which the offender demanded that the victim lay on the ground while he went through her purse and stole her cell phone. The victim was not harmed. The offender then fled northbound from Lot 7 towards the Blue Line El station. The offender is described as a black male in his early 20s, slim build, dark complexion and wearing a grey sweatshirt, jeans and a ‘beanie’.

UIC Police will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 312-996-2830.

Approximate crime location mapped:

UIC Police offer the following security tips:

— Report crime promptly to police.
— To contact the UIC Police, call 312-355-5555 for emergencies or 312-996-2830 for non-emergencies.
— For confidential counseling, contact Counseling Services at 312-996-3490 for students; and Employee Assistance Service at 312-996-3588 for faculty and staff.
— Any student, staff or faculty member at UIC who experiences sexual assault, domestic/dating violence or stalking can access free, anonymous and confidential services by calling the Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) at 312-413-8206.
-For additional information on reporting an incident of sexual misconduct, visit

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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