Police Beat


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
Nonemergency: 312-996-2830
TDD: 312-413-9323

Jan. 13-19

Crimes reported to UIC Police

Deceptive practice: 2
Criminal trespass: 1
Theft: 4
Battery: 2
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.

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