Loyola University Chicago

Campus Safety

Crime Alert - Criminal Sexual Abuse Reported Near 6313 N. Winthrop Avenue

September 19, 2016

Loyola Community,

Campus Safety is writing to notify you about a criminal sexual abuse that occurred last night at approximately 10:35 p.m.

A Loyola student was walking southbound at 6313 N. Winthrop Avenue, near Seattle Hall, where the student observed two unknown males leaning up against a fence. As the student walked past them, one of the men groped the student. The student continued walking southbound toward home, and Campus Safety was contacted.

The first suspect is described as male, 20–25 years old, 6’1,” and 150 pounds. He is described as wearing a red-striped tank top and cargo shorts. The second suspect is described as male, in his 20s, 5’10,” and 200 pounds. He is reported as wearing a black shirt, black shorts, and a black baseball cap.

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

Please also keep the following safety 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 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.
  • 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.

Sincerely,

Joe Bogdalek
Deputy Chief, Campus Safety