Loyola Community,

Last week, the Department of Campus Safety alerted you to two incidents in which an unknown person removed items from residence hall rooms while the doors were unlocked. Since sending that note, Campus Safety has learned of another burglary. We are writing again to remind each of you that it is imperative that you always lock your residence hall door, even when you are inside the room. For staff members in the residence halls, it is important that you lock your offices when you leave, even if you are simply stepping away for a short time.

Marquette Hall Burglaries
Two burglaries have been reported in Marquette Hall, and a potential suspect has been identified. The individual in question is: male, dark complexion, 5’8”–5’11”, wearing thick-rimmed glasses, a black hoodie sweatshirt, blue jeans, gray gym shoes, and a gray baseball cap that appears to have the Oakland Raiders logo on it. In incident one, he was seen wearing a black backpack. In incident two, his appearance changed a bit, as he was seen in a tan jacket (still with the black hoodie underneath) and a red backpack. In both instances, it appears that the suspect entered the building when a resident swiped their ID to open the door. The suspect then “piggy backed” into the building.

BVM Hall Burglary   
In this incident, the suspect is: male, dark complexion, 19–25 years of age, 5’6”, 180–190 lbs., hair in braids, wearing a black/gray “puffy” coat, dark colored jeans, black and white shoes, and a dark backpack that includes the Jordan logo. In this incident, the suspect is seen following three individuals walking east from Kenmore Avenue and then into BVM Hall.

Please remember that if you encounter someone in a Loyola building who appears suspicious, you should immediately contact Campus Safety at 773.508.6039 with a description of the person (height, weight, clothing, etc.), as well as where they were last seen. Examples of suspicious behavior might include someone who is walking around checking door handles to see if they are unlocked, someone who appears to be waiting for a person to enter or exit a secure area to allow them to “piggy back” in, or someone you don’t recognize in an area where they likely shouldn’t be.

If anyone has information on the incidents listed above, please call the Department of Campus Safety at 773.508.6039.


Robert Fine
Director of Campus Safety