A 20-year-old male Loyola student reported an attempted robbery at around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday near Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus, according to a crime alert sent to students by Campus Safety.
The incident occurred near the 1200 block of West Albion where the student was approached by two men, one holding a firearm, according to the alert. The student fled without injury.
The crime happened less than a block away from campus, near Chipotle and apartments, some of which house Loyola students.
Chicago Police Department (CPD) News Affairs Officer Christine Calace said the student was walking through the alley when two unknown black males approached him. One of the men held a handgun to the student’s head and demanded his belongings, CPD said. The offenders fled the scene when the victim refused, according to Calace.
The offenders were described as two unknown black males ages 18-25, around six feet tall and 175-200 pounds, according to Calace. The offenders are still at large, according to the alert.
This is the first crime alert students have received so far this semester. The Phoenix reported six incidents of reported crime that occurred near campus without a crime alert being sent, including the beating and robbery of a Loyola senior three blocks from campus.
The alert urged students with any information on the incident to contact Campus Safety at (773) 508-6039 or the CPD at (312) 744-8263 or 911.