The Department of Campus Safety is writing to update you on the crime alert that was sent on November 28 regarding burglaries in Marquette and BVM halls.
Earlier this morning, a student noticed a person matching one of the crime alert descriptions pacing back and forth outside of several Loyola residence halls. The student immediately contacted Campus Safety and a canvas of the area led us to the suspect and another individual. The suspect was positively identified by a student who had seen him in Marquette Hall during the time of the previous burglaries and he had trespassed in her room. The suspect has been arrested and is awaiting trial.
Thanks to the actions of an observant Loyola student, a repeat offender has been identified, arrested, and charged. I am extending my sincere gratitude to the student who took the initiative to contact Campus Safety. This incident is proof that safety on campus is the responsibility of every member of the Loyola community.
Please know that despite this arrest, we are still looking for the second suspect mentioned in yesterday’s crime alert (BVM Hall suspect) and it is imperative that we continue to lock our doors at all times, while also remaining aware of individuals who may be piggy-backing into secure spaces.
Remember, if you see anything suspicious, or if you see someone piggy-backing into a secure space, please immediately contact Campus Safety at 773.508.6039.
Director of Campus Safety