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Arrest made in Feb. 8 attempted robbery near campus

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

The student was walking to Best Buy Feb. 8 to return a laptop computer 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.