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4 Teens In Custody for Attempted Robbery of Loyola Student

Alexa Galas | Loyola PhoenixAn 18-year-old Loyola student was the victim of an attempted robbery near Loyola's Water Tower Campus Aug. 31.

Four teenagers were placed in custody after attempting to rob a Loyola student at Loyola’s Water Tower Campus in the Gold Coast Aug. 31, according to the Chicago Police Department (CPD).

The attempted robbery took place in broad daylight, at 8:55 a.m., as morning classes began. The student wasn’t injured, according to Campus Safety. 

The offenders, ages 14, 15, 16 and 17-years-old, attempted to take an 18-year-old Loyola student’s property on the corner of North State Street and East Pearson Street — the same corner that houses Loyola’s Schreiber Center and Arrupe College — according to police and Campus Safety. 

Campus Safety was first to respond to the incident, according to CPD, then they called for assistance from Chicago police officers. 

No crime alert was sent to students. Loyola Campus Safety Admin Commander Tim Cunningham said since the offenders were in custody within minutes of the attempt, “there was no longer a continuing or ongoing threat to the Loyola community,” that would warrant an alert. 

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