Public Safety Advisory, October 22

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, at approximately 3:40 a.m. UIC Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at 1350 S. Halsted St. Two offenders entered a convenience store and displayed a handgun. One of the offenders struck a clerk in the head with an unknown object. The victim required medical attention. The offenders then fled the area with cash and other proceeds in separate directions.

The first offender is described as a black male, 6’0″ tall, wearing a black face mask, black hoody, black pants and carrying a black handgun. He fled southbound on Halsted St. on foot.

The second offender is described as a black male, 5’7″ tall, wearing a black hoody, blue jeans, and white shoes. He fled eastbound on Liberty St. on foot.

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:

  • 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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