Staying Safe

Security Alert Update: Tuesday, April 5, 2016

UCPD, working in concert with Chicago Police, arrested two suspects within minutes after they committed an armed robbery of a victim walking off-campus at 6122 South Greenwood Avenue at 10:20 p.m., on April 4. This robbery case is considered to be part of a pattern of three other similar crimes committed by the same individuals in the area between 61st Street to 62nd Street and Ingleside to Greenwood from April 2 through the arrest on April 4. One of the robberies was the subject of a previous security alert.

The suspects are in custody and their involvement in other crimes are the subject of an ongoing police investigation.

  • If you have any information related to this incident or if you witness any suspicious activity, please report it immediately to the Chicago Police Department (911) or the University of Chicago Police Department – 123 from a University phone or 773.702.8181 from other phones.
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  • Security alerts are issued by email and posted to the Department of Safety & Security’s website when an incident occurs that should be brought to the immediate attention of the University community. Security alerts are based on information reported to the University of Chicago Police Department. The reported information may not have been investigated or confirmed at the time the security alert was issued.
  • Physical descriptions of a suspect, including race, are included in security alerts only when they provide several details that might help distinguish the suspect's appearance from the general population.

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PLEASE NOTE: The University of Chicago Police Department patrol area boundaries are 37th Street on the north to 65th Street on the south/Cottage Grove Avenue to Lake Shore Drive (39th Street to 60thStreet)/Evans Avenue to Stony Island Avenue (61st Street to 64th Street)/65th Street (Ellis Avenue to University Avenue).