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Suspects sought in armed robbery

A UIC student was attacked by two women in an off-campus armed robbery at 3:20 p.m. Saturday.

The student had minor cuts to her elbows and knees and was treated on the scene by paramedics.

The women approached the student from behind as she walked in the 1400 block of West Lexington Street. One suspect called to the student and when she turned, she was sprayed in the face with a substance that stung her eyes and face. The women pushed the student to the ground, took her possessions and fled east on Lexington in a dark blue SUV, possibly a ’90s model Jeep.

The offenders were described as black women, one in her early 20s and about 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall. The other suspect was in her mid-30s, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, with short black hair and wearing a gray-and-neon-green tracksuit.

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

May 13-19

Crimes reported to UIC Police
Criminal damage: 1
Theft: 9
Sexual assault: 1
Deceptive practices: 1
DUI: 2
Battery: 2
Criminal trespass: 2
Warrant: 1

Arrests by UIC Police

May 15: A woman was arrested for deceptive practices at 9:30 a.m. May 15 in University Hall.

May 16: A man was arrested for DUI at 2:16 a.m. at 1230 S. Halsted St.
A man was arrested for criminal trespass at 4:46 p.m. at 845 W. Taylor St.

May 17: A man was arrested on a warrant at 8:02 a.m. at 2001 S. Union Ave.
A woman was arrested for theft at 3:42 p.m. at 5017 W. Iowa St., closing a case from Feb. 23.

May 19: A man was arrested for DUI at 5:01 a.m. at 1250 S. Union Ave.

For more information on police activity, visit the UIC Police crime map and the Chicago Police CLEAR Map.


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