UIC student robbed at gunpoint, 2nd robbery near campus in week

October 17, 2013 5:09:52 PM PDT
For the second time this week, a UIC student has been robbed, this time at gunpoint. It happened Wednesday night near the 1500-block of West Polk.

Two men demanded the student give up a cell phone, wallet and book bag. A similar robbery took place on Sunday in the 1400-block of West Lexington.

In both cases, the suspects showed or implied they had a gun.

Police are reminding residents and students to stay calm. They say if you are approached by a robber, do not fight them and call 9-1-1 as soon as possible.