Chicago Police investigate off-campus crimes
Chicago Police are investigating three crimes — two robberies and an attempted robbery — that occurred July 5 near campus. None of the crime victims is affiliated with UIC.
In an armed robbery about 2 a.m. near West Taylor and Ada streets, a man lost cash and cellphone after he was approached by three black male teen offenders. One youth displayed a handgun. The three then walked eastbound on Taylor Street.
Three men in a silver-colored Chevy Cruze got out of their car about 6:50 p.m. near West Lexington and South Loomis streets and demanded property from a man on the street. The men drove away, but witnesses followed and obtained the license plate number and vehicle description.
An attempted armed robbery occurred about 9:30 p.m. near Arrigo Park, 800 S. Loomis St. A man was approached by three others, but he refused to give up his property and they fled through the park. One man was described as a black male, about 5-foot-11, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark basketball shorts. The others were described only as black males.
Anyone with information should call UIC Police at 312-996-2830 or Chicago Police at 311.
UIC Police emergency: 312-355-5555
June 29-July 5
Crimes reported to UIC Police
Harassment by electronic means: 1
Deceptive practice: 3
Arrests by UIC Police
June 30: A man was arrested for domestic battery at 11:55 p.m. at 800 S. Halsted St.
July 2: A woman was arrested on an out-of-state warrant at 2 p.m. at the UI Hospital.
July 5: A man was arrested for criminal trespass at 10:13 a.m. at the Education, Performing Arts and Social Work building.