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Crime Alert – armed robbery at Lakewood and Loyola

Loyola Community,

The Department of Campus Safety is writing to notify you about an armed robbery that occurred overnight near the Lake Shore Campus.

Today, at approximately 3 a.m., a Loyola student was walking home from the Klarchek Information Commons and as she approached the Loyola Red Line station she observed two males standing outside the entrance to the station. She continued north on Sheridan and then west on Loyola when she noticed that she was being followed by these same two individuals.

As she crossed the intersection of Lakewood and Loyola, one of the offenders placed a blunt object in her back and the other displayed a gun while demanding her money. She didn’t have any money, so they took her cell phone and instructed her to keep walking westbound and not turn around. The victim complied and the offenders fled in an unknown direction. The victim was not injured.

The offenders are described as: two males, dark complexion, 18- to 20-years-old, and 5’7″. The offender displaying the handgun was wearing a red, hooded sweatshirt.

When walking during the late evening hours or early morning, please remember to always walk with a companion or utilize the University’s 8-RIDE service. If you are by yourself after 8-RIDE ends their service, please call 773.508.6039 and Campus Safety will provide an escort from your location to your residence if located within Campus Safety’s jurisdiction.

Sincerely,

Robert Fine
Director, Campus Safety