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Loyola Student Robbed at Gunpoint in Broad Daylight

Courtesy of Tony WebsterAn offender inapropriately touched a student near the Quinlan Life Sciences Center.

A Loyola student was robbed at gunpoint in the middle of the afternoon on Saturday, according to Loyola Campus Safety.

The 21-year-old student was approached from behind on the 6300 block of North Lakewood Avenue with a gun at 3:45 p.m. Oct. 28, according to Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Michelle Tannehill. Tannehill did not say what possessions were robbed from the student.

A crime alert email was sent to all students and staff Saturday evening from Campus Safety director Thomas Murray.

The offenders are said to be males between the ages of 19 and 23 years old, according to Tannehill. One offender was described as thinly built while the other was described as wearing a black jacket, according to Murray’s crime alert email. Both offenders were described as being approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Campus Safety reported in the crime alert that the offenders fled the scene and the student was not injured.

Tannehill said the crime is under investigation by Area North detectives though there are currently no suspects.

Murray said there is no new or more details on the crime as of Oct. 29.

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