Loyola University Chicago

Campus Safety

Crime Alert - Armed Robbery in 1300 Block of W. North Shore Ave.

April 26, 2016

Loyola Community,

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

A Loyola student reported to Campus Safety that at approximately 2 p.m., he was approached in the 1300 block of W. North Shore Ave. by three men who displayed a gun and demanded his possessions. It was reported that the offenders then fled the scene in a black car. No additional description of the offenders is available at this time. The student was not injured.

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.

Sincerely,

Thomas K. Murray
Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety