A man attempted to rob a Loyola student Saturday night around 11:45 p.m. outside Fairfield Residence Hall on North Winthrop Avenue, according to a crime alert email sent to students from Campus Safety around 4:00 a.m., more than four hours after the incident.
This is the second attempted armed robbery reported near the Lake Shore Campus in the past week, following the beating and robbery of a Loyola student on North Lakewood Avenue three blocks from campus on Sept. 17. The first attempted robbery took place on the 1200 block of West Albion Avenue, The Phoenix reported.
The man followed the student southbound toward the residence hall and displayed a pointed object, the email said. The offender claimed to have a gun, but didn’t show the gun to the victim, Campus Safety said.
The victim was able to get inside the gates of Fairfield Hall and the offender fled the scene.
The offender, who was described as a 5-foot-7-inch tall man with glasses and a red jacket, is still at large, the email said.
The Chicago Police Department said it didn’t have information on this report.