Loyola student robbed at gunpoint

By Loyola Student Dispatch Staff

A Loyola University Chicago student was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday evening while she was walking near the school’s Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park.

The student was uninjured and police are searching for the suspect.

Here are the details from a Loyola Campus Safety alert:

Loyola Community,

The Department of Campus Safety is writing to notify you of a report of an armed robbery on Wednesday evening near the Lake Shore Campus.

A Loyola student reported to Campus Safety that she was approached near the intersection of Magnolia and Arthur, around 8:30 p.m., by a man who displayed a gun and demanded her iPhone. The offender fled the scene quickly and the student was not injured. The offender is described as a male, approximately 5’8”, and 18 to 22 years old. He was last seen wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt with stripes.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, please call Campus Safety at 773.508.6039 or the Chicago Police Department via 9-1-1 or 312.744.8263.

Please also keep the following safety tips in mind:

  • If a person threatens you with a weapon, follow his or her demands and run away as soon as it is safe to do so. Once in a safe place, immediately notify Campus Safety or the Chicago Police Department.
  • Investigative follow-up will be dependent on the amount of detail a person can recall. It is important to remember as many identifying characteristics about the offender(s) as possible. This can include physical characteristics of the person, clothing, any weapons used, direction of flight, etc.

Thomas K. Murray

Director of Campus Safety and Chief of Police

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