Loyola University Chicago

Campus Safety

September 17, 2011

Crime Alert: Incident Near North Shore and Sheridan

Loyola Community,

The Department of Campus Safety is writing to alert you of an incident that occurred near North Shore and Sheridan at approximately 1:30 a.m., on Saturday, September 17. A female Loyola student was walking home when she was approached by three men who forced her into a nearby alley. Fortunately, the offenders were scared off by individuals who were walking nearby.

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

-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, Campus Safety