Loyola University Chicago

Campus Safety

October 3, 2011

Crime Alert: Incident Near the 6100 Block of N. Kenmore

Loyola Community,

The Department of Campus Safety is writing to make you aware of an incident that occurred in the east alley of the 6100 block of N. Kenmore, at approximately 11 p.m. on Monday, September 26. The victim, not a Loyolan, was approached by an offender and cut with a razor blade as he walked in the alley. Prior to the attack, the offender had asked the victim for a cigarette, a request the victim ignored.

The offender is described as male, 45 to 50 years of age, 160 to 180 pounds, and 5’7” to 5’9” in height. He was also said to have “messy” greyish hair, a short, scruffy goatee and beard, and he was last seen wearing a tan Carhartt construction-type jacket, black jeans, and black gloves with the left hand index and middle fingers cut at the knuckle. He is also believed to be armed with a razor blade.

It is important to remember these tips to ensure your safety.

-Walk or jog in well-lit areas; stay away from alleys
-Do not walk alone, especially at night
-Whenever possible, take 8-RIDE (773.508.RIDE)
-Keep extra money with you so that you can take a cab home
-Avoid listening to ear phones or texting while walking, as it minimizes your ability to detect a threat
-Do not hesitate to change your course of direction if you see a suspicious person or a group of people while walking; this can include simply crossing to the other side of the street

If you have any questions or information regarding this incident, please call the Department of Campus Safety at 773.508.SAFE.


Robert Fine
Director of Campus Safety