University police issued a campus alert after two separate gunpoint robberies involving students near campus this week. Michelle Relerford reports.
University of Illinois at Chicago police are investigating two separate gunpoint robberies involving students near campus this week.
The first incident happened shortly before 1 a.m. near Racine Avenue and Taylor. A student accepted a ride from three men and was robbed at gunpoint of his laptop, iPhone and credit cards. The student wasn't injured in the robbery.
The suspects were decribed as black males between the age of 20 and 26. The first suspect was 6-3 with short hair, wearing a dark hoodie, the second suspect was 5-4 with long dreadlocks. No description was provided of the third man who was driving the newer-looking, white, four-door Chevrolet Impala with a partial Illinois license plate "A3."
On Monday night around 10 p.m., another student was robbed and beaten in an alley behind the 700 block of South Western Avenue. A man brandishing a handgun stole the victim's money and cell phone before hitting the victim in the face with the gun.
The attacker was described as a black male between the age of 28-33, somewhere between 5-8 to 5-10, clean-shaven with a medium complexion and black hair, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark blue jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at (312) 996-2830.
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