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Loyola Employee Carjacked Near Lake Shore Campus

Zack Miller | The PhoenixArea Five detectives are investigating a carjacking that took place early Friday morning.

A Loyola employee was a victim of carjacking on the 6400 block of North Sheridan Road Feb. 18, according to a crime alert from Loyola’s Campus Safety sent out on Feb. 18.

The employee’s vehicle was hijacked around 3:50 a.m. by two offenders, just about a block from Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. The offenders came up behind the employee, displayed a handgun, battered the employee, then demanded the victim’s keys and belongings, according to the crime alert.

Both unknown male offenders took the employee’s belongings then fled north in her vehicle, according to the Chicago Police Department (CPD).

The victim was transported to St. Francis Hospital in good condition. No one is in custody, but Area Five detectives are investigating, CPD said.

Resources are available for faculty and staff through Loyola’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP), university spokesperson Anna Shymanski Zach said. 

The program has no cost through Perspectives, Ltd. and is available to all Loyola employees and their families. The program provides individual counseling, work-life services, and wellness and educational materials and resources.

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