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Man arrested in Feb. 8 attempted robbery

Police arrested a suspect Feb. 17 in the attempted armed robbery of a UIC student on the 600 block of Roosevelt Road.

The student was walking to Best Buy to return a laptop computer Feb. 8 when he was approached by a man who pointed an object and demanded the laptop.

Darrine Luckett, 23, of South Sangamon Street, was arrested and charged with attempted armed robbery after the Joint Robbery Task Force of the UIC and Chicago police departments located video surveillance of the crime.

A neighborhood canvass and interviews led task force officers to the suspect, who was identified by the victim. 


UIC Police emergency: 312-355-5555
Nonemergency: 312-996-2830
TDD: 312-413-9323

Feb. 17-23

Crimes reported to UIC Police
Criminal defacement: 1
Criminal trespass: 1
Counterfeiting document: 1
Possession of cannabis: 1
Disorderly conduct: 1
Aggravated battery: 1
Public peace violation: 1
Deceptive practice: 1
Theft: 1

Arrests by UIC Police

Feb. 17: A woman was arrested on a warrant at 4:58 a.m. at the Student Single Residence.

Feb. 19: A man was arrested for criminal trespass at 5:09 p.m. at Student Center East.

Feb. 20: A man was arrested for possession of cannabis at 4:10 p.m. at the Student Residence and Commons Courtyard Building.

Feb. 21: A man was arrested for criminal trespass at 2:19 p.m. at the Student Services Building.

A man was arrested for battery at 10:20 a.m. at the UIC Police Station, related to an Feb. 7 incident.

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