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Loyola Students Attacked in Off Campus Robbery

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) is searching for a robber who attacked two Loyola students, just two blocks north of the Lake Shore Campus.

The incident, a strong-armed robbery, happened Sunday around 8:40 p.m. near 1039 W. North Shore Ave., according to a crime alert email Campus Safety sent to the Loyola community tonight.

The two students were walking toward Lake Michigan when a male, between 20 and 26 years old, asked them for directions.

“When they were speaking with him, the offender pushed one victim into the bushes and grabbed the other victim by the arm and demanded money,” stated the crime alert. “The offender fled westbound after someone witnessed the offense and shouted.”

The subject has a dark complexion, short black hair, weighs between 170-200 pounds and is between 5 feet 10 inches – 6 feet 2 inches tall, according to the email. The email also stated the offender was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, black sweatpants and black Nike tennis shoes.

Campus Safety is asking anyone with information to call the department at 773-508-6039 or CPD by dialing 911.

The PHOENIX will continue to report on this ongoing story.

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Grace Runkel is the former editor-in-chief of The PHOENIX. She’s from Floyds Knobs, Indiana, a small town just north of Louisville, Kentucky. There she’s interned with multiple news outlets, as well as at WGN in Chicago. One of her favorite journalism memories is getting to interview Lee Crooks — the voice of the CTA.

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