Loyola University Chicago

Campus Safety

Crime Alert - Armed Robbery near Lakewood and Arthur

April 22, 2018

Loyola Community,

Campus Safety is writing to notify you of an armed robbery that occurred today at approximately 7:57 p.m. near 6458 North Lakewood Avenue.

A Loyola student was approached by three men in a white vehicle in the alley south of West Arthur Avenue between North Lakewood and Wayne Avenues. One of the men displayed a weapon and demanded the student’s possessions. The offenders fled the scene westbound with the student’s backpack. The student was not injured. The offenders were described as between 5’ 8” and 6’ and wearing black hoodies and blue jeans. 

Campus Safety is working closely with the Chicago Police Department on the 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. The Chicago Police Department also continues to investigate leads related to other recent violent incidents in the district, and any new updates will be posted to the 24th District Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) and CLEARMAP websites. 

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

  • 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.
  • 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 the license plate of any involved vehicle, physical characteristics of the person, their clothing, any weapons used, direction of flight, etc.
  • If you see something you believe to be suspicious, immediately contact Campus Safety or the Chicago Police Department.

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

Sincerely,

Ed Mirabelli
Deputy Chief, Campus Safety