Loyola University Chicago

Campus Safety

Crime Alert - Criminal Sexual Abuse Near 6310 N. Winthrop Avenue

November 29, 2015

Loyola Community,
The Department of Campus Safety is writing to notify you of a criminal sexual abuse that occurred on Saturday evening, around 10:30 p.m., near 6310 N. Winthrop Avenue. The victim, a Loyola student, exited the CTA Red Line at the Granville Station, walked eastbound on Granville Avenue, and then northbound on Winthrop Avenue. While walking on Winthrop Avenue, the student was approached by a male and inappropriately groped twice. The student then ran towards Regis Hall, where Campus Safety was called. The offender fled westbound on Sheridan Road and is not currently in custody.
The offender is described as: male, dark complexion, 30-40 years old, and medium build. He was last seen wearing a white hat, dark jacket, light gray pants, and white Nike gym shoes.
Campus Safety is working closely with the Chicago Police Department on this investigation. If anyone has information on the 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:
  • When possible, avoid walking alone at night.
  • Tell someone where you are going and when you will return. Please use the University's 8-RIDE program, or call Campus Safety after hours.
  • Refrain from using headphones or talking on the phone, as this minimizes your ability to hear an approaching threat; it also advertises to a would-be thief that you may have a desirable item to steal.
  • Walk or jog in well-lit areas and stay away from alleys.
  • If you see something you believe to be suspicious, immediately contact Campus Safety at 773.508.6039 or the Chicago Police Department via 9-1-1 or 312.744.8263.
Thomas K. Murray
Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety