Police search for armed robbery suspects
UIC Police are investigating two recent armed robberies near campus.
A UIC student was the victim of an off-campus armed robbery at 6:25 p.m. Jan. 16 in the 1400 block of West Lexington Street.
As the student reached the front door of her apartment building, two suspects approached. One offender asked her to check her mobile phone for the time. The suspect said he had a gun, reached into her pocket and took her iPhone. The suspects fled south on foot on Laflin Street. The student was not injured.
Both suspects were described as black men, between 18 and 22 years old. One was 5-feet-10-inches to 6-feet tall, of thin build with short black hair. He wore jeans and a black college varsity jacket with red-and-white lettering and stripes.
A person not affiliated with UIC was the victim of an armed robbery at 8:35 a.m. Monday on the sidewalk of Rochford Street, in front of James Stukel Towers.
The victim was approached from behind and felt a hard object pressed to his thigh. The offender made a threat, then took cash from the victim’s pocket before fleeing south on Halsted Street.
The victim was not injured.
The suspect was described as a black male, 20 to 28 years old, 6-feet-2-inches and about 185 pounds. He wore a black ski mask, black hooded puffy winter coat, black pants and black gym shoes. He was described as carrying a blue steel semiautomatic.
Call UIC Police at 312-996-2830 if you have information about these or other crimes.
UIC Police emergency: 312-355-5555
Crimes reported to UIC Police
Criminal trespass: 4
Disorderly conduct: 3
Arrests by UIC Police
Jan. 13: A man was arrested for criminal trespass at 6:03 a.m. at the Science and Engineering Laboratory East.
A man was attested for DUI at 8:19 p.m. at 1800 W. Roosevelt Road.
Jan. 15: A man was arrested for DUI at 12:56 a.m. at 1346 W. Taylor St.
A man was arrested at 1 a.m. for criminal trespass in the Neuropsychiatric Institute.
A man was arrested for DUI at 6:15 a.m. at 1158 S. Halsted St.
A woman was arrested for disorderly conduct at 8:40 a.m. at the UIC Police Station, closing a case from Dec. 12.
A woman was arrested for theft at 10:45 a.m. at the UIC Police Station, closing a case from Dec. 12.
A man was arrested for criminal trespass at 7:39 p.m. at the hospital.
Jan. 20: A man was arrested for criminal trespass at 2:05 p.m. at the UIC Forum.