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Person Robbed Outside of Bellarmine Residence Hall

Courtesy of Tony WebsterEric Vaughn, 36, was convicted for the murder of Wil Lewis, who was 28, near the 1300 block of West Devon Avenue in 2014.

A woman was robbed Nov. 6 around 9:45 a.m. outside of Bellarmine Residence Hall on the 1200 block of West North Shore Avenue, police said.

Neither the victim nor the two offenders are believed to be associated with Loyola, according to a crime alert sent to the Loyola community by Campus Safety around two hours after the incident.

The offenders exited a white SUV and struck a 28-year-old female victim with a pistol before taking her belongings. The offenders drove away in their vehicle and haven’t been arrested, according to the Chicago Police Department (CPD) News Affairs Officer Jennifer Bryk.

Emma Whitehorn, a Loyola sophomore studying art history, lives in Bellarmine Hall and said she witnessed a man attacking a woman after screams prompted her to look outside the window. Whitehorn said she saw a woman on the ground and a man taking her belongings. She said she called CPD following the incident.

Campus Safety said it doesn’t have a detailed description of the offenders, according to the alert. However, CPD said the offenders were two black males, 25-30 years old, and the car was a stolen white BMW with Indiana license plates.

The incident follows a recent robbery and multiple attempted robberies on and near campus. A student was robbed and beaten Sept. 17 while walking to her apartment around half a mile from Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. On Sept. 26, a student reported an attempted armed robbery less than a mile from campus. Another student reported an attempted robbery in front of Fairfield Residence Hall Sept. 29.

Campus Safety Sgt. Timothy Cunningham referred The Phoenix’s questions to University Marketing and Communications. University Marketing and Communications didn’t respond to The Phoenix’s request for comment at the time of publication.

Area North detectives are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information on the incident should call CPD at 312-744-8263 or 911, or Campus Safety at 773-508-6039.

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