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Armed Robbery of Loyola Students Occurs A Week After Attempted Armed Robbery

Zack Miller | The PhoenixArea Three Detectives are investigating an armed robbery of two Loyola students that occurred early Monday morning.

Two Loyola students were the victims of armed robbery about half a mile from Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus Dec. 13, according to a crime alert from Loyola’s Campus Safety. 

The students were approached at approximately 12:30 a.m. Dec. 13, by a male offender near the intersection of North Glenwood Avenue and West Albion Avenue, the alert said. The offender displayed a handgun, demanded their property and then fled the scene on foot.

The offender took the cell phones and wallets of the two Loyola students, who were a 21-year-old woman and a man whose age is unknown, according to the Chicago Police Department (CPD). After the offender fled the scene, the students flagged down a delivery driver, who called 911, then the students later made a report at the 24th district station, according to CPD.  

The offender was described as a Black male with dreadlocks, aged 25-35 and between 5’8” to 5’10” tall. He was wearing a blue hat, dark skull cap, dark-colored jacket and light-colored pants, according to CPD.

No arrests have been made and area three detectives are investigating. 

The offense occurred a week after an attempted armed robbery of a Loyola student in the alley of the 6300 block of North Glenwood Avenue. In a similar situation, the offender approached the student, displayed a handgun and demanded cash before fleeing, according to The Phoenix. The offender didn’t end up taking any cash and the victim was not injured, according to a Dec. 6 campus safety alert.

CPD cannot confirm that these incidents are connected at this time. Both of them remain under investigation. 

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