UIC On Alert After Attack On Student

CHICAGO (CBS) — The University of Illinois at Chicago has issued a warning about an attack on a student this week.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports, the female student was robbed and pushed to the ground in the 1400 block of West Lexington Street around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports

A man jumped out of a passing sport-utility vehicle as the woman waited on the sidewalk, and demanded her purse. He knocked her to the ground, then got back in his SUV and fled north on Loomis Street, UIC police said.

Police say the student was not injured.

The robber is described as a black man between the ages of 18 and 23, standing 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He was wearing a black skull cap and driving a white SUV, police said.

Anyone with information should call UIC police at (312) 996-2830.

UIC police reported in November that crime was up around the campus. In the Chicago Police Monroe District, which surrounds the campus, there were 165 robberies and 320 burglaries between January and September, which represented big increases and bucked the citywide trend.

Police advised students to put their cell phones and iPods away and pay attention to their surroundings.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Afro

    Rahm your city is out of control! It’s time all white people leave Chicago as we can no longer control its majority. Soon we will be saying this all across the Nation.

  • ra

    Obviously u haven’t got the mssage since ur still here, shut up or get out

    • Frank

      @ra, What is your malfunction?

  • Tradefin

    We need CCW for our own protection

  • Micheal Savage

    Another law abiding obamanite at work.

    • THEE Yard Ape

      AGREED !!!!!!

  • Just Axin

    Just another day in The People’s Republic of Chgo, where you’re supposed to wait for the Po Po to provide your protection. For a little humor to take you away from all of this violence, check this out:

    • Afro

      LOL I don’t think he died from the coke I think it was his brothers ass that did him in RLMAO Their is nothing they won’t do

  • missy

    was the car stolen?

  • Dirty Harry

    New York felt pretty safe when I lived there, Chicago felt pretty safe when I lived there, I actually prefer either to where I live now because there are too many religious nuts and not enough to do. But at least down here when the bad man comes around I got the right to burn em down. That makes me feel comfortable.

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