Crime

Person Carjacked Near Lake Shore Campus

Courtesy of Tony Webster

A person who isn’t affiliated with Loyola was carjacked less than a block from Loyola’s campus, authorities said.

Shortly before 1 a.m. Friday morning, the victim was in their parked car in the 1000 block of West Rosemont Avenue, less than a block south of Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park, Campus Safety said in an email to students and staff.

Campus Safety said several people “took control of the vehicle” before driving away in the car. They said descriptions of the carjackers weren’t available.

Campus Safety asked anyone with information about the incident to contact them at 773-508-6039 or call 911.

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) didn’t immediately respond to a request for additional information.

The number of carjackings in Chicago has risen sharply in recent years, the Chicago Tribune has reported. In the first five months of 2018, there were 297 carjackings, compared to just 108 in the first five months of 2015, according to the report.

CPD records show there have been at least two other vehicular hijackings near Loyola’s campus since the start of 2018. The first was on Jan. 22 in the 1700 block of West Pratt Boulevard and the second was on April 11 in the 1200 block of West Columbia Avenue, according to CPD records.

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