Suspect sought in off-campus robbery
A UIC student was the victim of an off-campus strong-arm robbery at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in the 600 block of West Roosevelt Road.
The suspect approached the student, pointed an object at him and demanded the student’s laptop. The student and offender fought and the suspect dropped a screwdriver from under his shirt. The suspect pushed the student into the snow and struck him with closed fists.
The suspect fled in a silver Chevy Tahoe.
The student was taken to the hospital for a minor injury to his head.
The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, 140 to 150 pounds with short hair and a medium complexion.
Call UIC Police at 312-996-2830 with information.
UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an offender whose intent appears to be taking property or valuables.
UIC Police emergency: 312-355-5555
Crimes reported to UIC Police
Deceptive practice: 3
Criminal damage: 1
Arrests by UIC Police
Feb. 3: A woman was arrested at 3:15 p.m. for theft at the UIC Police Station, in connection with a Jan. 28 crime.
Feb. 6: A man was arrested at 3:07 p.m. at Student Center East in connection with Jan. 30 crime.
Feb. 7: A man was arrested for battery at 10:31 a.m. at the hospital, in connection with a Feb. 3 crime.