Two Loyola Students Were Victims Of An Armed Robbery Near Loyola’s Campus Early Wednesday Morning

Zack Miller | The PhoenixTwo Loyola students were victims of an armed robbery early Wednesday, May 25.

Early on the morning of May 25, two Loyola students were victims of an armed robbery less than a half-mile away from Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus (LSC). 

At around 1:00 a.m., one female and one male, both 20 years old, were walking in an alleyway between Albion Avenue and Loyola Avenue along the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Red Line train tracks, according to a statement by the Chicago Police Department (CPD). They were approached by the two offenders who pulled up next to them in a white Sedan, according to a crime alert sent by Loyola’s Campus Safety. 

The two unknown offenders exited their vehicle and displayed firearms, demanding the students hand over their personal property, including backpacks, cell phones and wallets, according to the crime alert. According to Campus Safety, neither of the students were harmed in the incident.

Similar armed robberies have occurred in the Rogers Park area over the past several weeks, including five consecutive armed robberies that took place on May 14 in the Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhoods. 

The offenders then returned to their vehicle and exited the area, according to the crime alert. Area Three Detectives are still investigating the incident and no suspects have yet been identified, according to CPD. 

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