People around the UIC campus are being warned to take extra safety precautions after a man tried to steal a woman’s purse.
It happened Monday afternoon near the corner of Halsted Street and Roosevelt Road.
The woman was sitting on a bench when the man grabbed her purse.
The woman held on and struggled with the suspect until he broke free and ran off.
A group of witnesses caught up with him and got the purse back.
The man took off and has not been caught.
The woman was not hurt.