Woman Beaten and Robbed Near Water Tower Campus

Courtesy of Tony WebsterA man was beaten by multiple men while on the Red Line heading north.

A woman was beaten and robbed Wednesday near Loyola’s Water Tower Campus, police said.

The 58-year-old woman was leaving the Chicago and State Red Line station at East Chicago Avenue and North State Street at about 10:53 p.m. when someone struck her in the back of the head with a gun, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jessica Alvarez. The person took her personal belongings during the attack, Alvarez said.

Following the robbery, she was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and was treated for a minor welt on her head, Alvarez said.

The person who attacked her was wearing a gray baseball cap backwards, a blue hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. Gender, race, height and weight couldn’t be determined, according to Alvarez. 

Area Central Detectives are still investigating the incident. Anyone with information should call Area Central Detectives at (312)-747-8380.

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