Loyola University Chicago

Campus Safety

Crime Alert - Battery Reported in 1100 Block of West Albion Avenue

November 1, 2016

Loyola Community,

Campus Safety is writing to notify you about a battery that occurred today at approximately 4 p.m. near the Lake Shore Campus.

A Loyola student was jogging in the 1100 block of West Albion Avenue when a man approached from behind on a bike. The man inappropriately touched the student as he rode past and fled northbound on Sheridan Road. The offender is reported as wearing an orange sweatshirt.

If anyone has information on the incident, please call Campus Safety at 773.508.6039.

Please also keep the following risk-reduction tips in mind:

  • Always stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings. Refrain from using headphones or talking on the phone, as this minimizes your ability to hear an approaching threat.

  • Be wary of unsolicited strangers. If someone approaches you on the street, keep moving and try to avoid additional contact. If possible, cross the street or change your direction.

  • If a person threatens you, follow any demands and run away as soon as it is safe to do so. Once in a safe place, immediately notify Campus Safety at 773.508.6039 or the Chicago Police Department via 9-1-1 or 312.744.8263.

  • If you see something you believe to be suspicious, immediately contact 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, their clothing, any weapons used, direction of flight, etc.

Campus Safety recognizes that survivors are not at fault for any crime. Students who are seeking resources related to gender-based violence can contact the Wellness Center at 773.508.2530 or visit the Coordinated Community Response Team website. Faculty and staff in need of resources are encouraged to utilize the University’s Employee Assistance Program.

Sincerely,

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