Suspects sought in armed robbery
A UIC student was the victim of an off-campus armed robbery at 8 p.m. Jan. 16 in the 2100 block of West Polk Street.
As two suspects approached the student from behind, one showed a handgun and demanded the student’s wallet and cellphone. The student gave the suspects cash and the offenders fled on foot.
One suspect was described as a black male, aged 20 to 25, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. The second suspect was described as a black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with information should call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.
UIC Police emergency: 312-355-5555
Crimes reported to UIC Police
Deceptive practice: 2
Criminal trespass: 1
Possession of narcotics: 1
Unlawful possession of handgun: 1
Arrests by UIC Police
Jan. 13: A man was arrested for criminal trespass at 5:31 p.m. at the NMR Laboratory.
Jan. 15: A man was arrested for battery at 2:45 p.m. at the hospital.
Jan. 16: A man was arrested for possession of cannabis at 3:15 p.m. at Stukel Towers.
Jan. 19: A man was arrested for unlawful possession of a handgun at 5:10 p.m. at 1151 S. Wood St.