A Loyola student and a community member were the victims of back-to-back robberies that occurred in broad daylight near Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus Jan. 15.
The first robbery took place at 11:35 a.m. less than half-a-mile from Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus, according to a crime alert sent to students from Loyola Campus Safety — the university’s private police force.
The victim, a non-Loyola-affiliated person, was near West Arthur Avenue and North Glenwood Avenue when the offender displayed a firearm and demanded the victim’s valuables, according to Campus Safety.
The second robbery took place only minutes later at 11:38 a.m. when a Loyola student was walking on the 6500 block of North Sheridan Road, steps away from campus. The offender approached them and stole the student’s phone out of their hand, Campus Safety said.
In both incidents, the offender ran to a grey SUV and fled the scene, according to Campus Safety. The Chicago Police Department (CPD) hasn’t confirmed whether or not the two robberies are connected.
If anyone has any information on the robberies they should contact Campus Safety at 773-508-SAFE or CPD at 911 or 312-744-8263.
This is a developing story, check back for updates.