Crime Report: February 27-March 5

By Alex Hays

This is a series the Maroon publishes summarizing instances of campus crime. Each week details a few notable crimes, in addition to keeping a running count from January 1. The focus is on crimes within the UCPD patrol area, which runs from East 37th to 65th Streets and South Cottage Grove to Lake Shore Drive.

Here are a few of this week’s incidents:

» February 27, University Avenue, Between 55th and 56th Streets, between 9:30 a.m. and 3:40 p.m.— an unknown person or persons forced entry into an off-campus apartment by forcing the front door open and stole property. This is now a CPD case.

» March 4, 5709 South Ellis Avenue (Snell-Hitchcock), 11:00 a.m.—There was a report of a suspicious person seen in the lower level recreation area earlier in the day.

» March 4, 53rd Street, Between Blackstone and Harper Avenues, 8:00 p.m.—An unknown male, armed with a handgun, stole cash and merchandise from a retail location. This is now a CPD case.

Source: UCPD Incident Reports