Police seek suspect in attempted robbery
A UIC student was the target of an attempted armed robbery Saturday in the 1500 block of West Roosevelt Road.
The student told police she was walking east shortly before 10 a.m. when the westbound offender tried to grab her cell phone. Pocketing the phone, the student struggled with the assailant, who produced a handgun before fleeing east on Roosevelt.
The victim sustained minor injuries but refused medical attention.
UIC Police emergency: 312-355-5555
Crimes reported to UIC Police
Interference with a public officer: 1
Criminal trespass: 1
Arrests by UIC Police
Aug. 19: A man was arrested on an outstanding warrant at 9:10 a.m. at 800 W. Monroe St.
Two men were arrested for obstructing a peace officer at 8:50 p.m. at 1331 S. Racine Ave.
A woman was arrested for battery at 9:39 p.m. at 1740 W. Taylor St.
Aug. 20: A man was arrested for theft at 10:12 a.m. 610 S. Paulina St.
A man was arrested for criminal damage to firefighting equipment at 12:40 p.m. at the UIC Police Station.
Aug. 21: A man was arrested for assault at 10:15 p.m. at 1251 S. Halsted St.
Aug. 23: A man was arrested for criminal trespass at 11:34 at 1007 W. Harrison St.