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Police investigate off-campus armed robbery

UIC Police are investigating an off-campus armed robbery that occurred at 11 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of South Laflin Street.

Two UIC students were approached by three men, one displaying a silver handgun, who demanded the students’ property.

One man ordered the students to lie on the ground and count to 30 while the three fled south on Laflin Street.

The students were not injured.

UIC and Chicago police canvassed the area but did not find the suspects.

The armed offender was described as a black male, 18 to 20 years old, about 5-feet-7 and 130 pounds, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

The second offender was described as a black male, 19 to 20, about 5-feet-9 and 160 pounds, wearing a baseball cap and a hooded sweatshirt with a blue “Cubs” logo on the back.

The third offender was a black male, 18 to 20, about 5-feet-10 and 160 pounds, wearing a green baseball cap and a black hooded sweatshirt.

Call UIC Police at 312-996-2830 with information.

 

Suspect sought in laptop robbery

UIC Police are investigating a robbery of a student’s laptop that occurred at 9 p.m. Thursday at a coffee shop at 1328 S. Halsted St.

The student was using the laptop when a man appeared to walk toward the restrooms, then suddenly turned to the student and grabbed the laptop.

The man fled with the laptop to a two-door black Hyundai that drove south on Halsted Street.

The suspect was described as a black male, 18 to 24 years old, 6-feet-3 and 250 pounds. He wore a black hooded shirt, light-colored jeans and red shoes.

Call UIC Police at 312-996-2830 with information.

 

UIC Police emergency: 312-355-5555
Nonemergency: 312-996-2830
TDD: 312-413-9323

April 21-27

Crimes reported to UIC Police

Criminal damage to property: 1
Deceptive practice: 3
Criminal trespass: 2
Robbery: 1
Harassment by telephone: 2
Battery: 2
Burglary: 1
Theft: 9

Arrests by UIC Police

April 22: A man was arrested for deceptive practice at 9:53 a.m. at 1255 S. Halsted St., related to an incident that occurred April 7.

April 23: A man was arrested for criminal trespass at 1:05 a.m. in the Student Residence and Commons West.

April 26: A man was arrested for criminal trespass at 8:01 a.m. in the Engineering Research Facilities.

April 27: A man was arrested for domestic battery at 6:46 p.m. in the Single Student Residence.

For more information about crime in the area, visit the UIC Police crime map and the Chicago Police CLEAR Map.

Contact


312-996-0662
christyb@uic.edu

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