Community warning after attempted robbery near UIC

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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.

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