Loyola University Chicago

Campus Safety

Crime Alert - Attempted Armed Robbery at 6944 N. Wayne Avenue

May 23, 2016

Loyola Community,

The Department of Campus Safety is writing to notify you about an attempted armed robbery that occurred just before midnight near the Lake Shore Campus.

Two individuals (one Loyolan) were in a vehicle at 6944 N. Wayne Avenue when they were approached by three offenders (all male) on foot. One of the offenders displayed a handgun and demanded money. The driver of the car quickly drove away. No items were taken and no injuries were reported.

The first offender is described as male, light complexion, 20 to 25 years old, 5’8” to 5’10”, and 140 to 150 pounds. He has a mustache and a physical impairment on his face, and he was last seen wearing a blue sweater. Detailed descriptions of the other two offenders are not available.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, please call Campus Safety at 773.508.6039 or the Chicago Police Department via 9-1-1 or 312.744.8263.

Please also keep the following safety tips in mind:

  • If a person threatens you with a weapon, follow their demands and flee as soon as it is safe to do so. Once in a safe place, immediately notify Campus Safety or the Chicago Police Department.

  • Investigative follow-up will be dependent on the amount of detail a person can recall. It is important to remember as many identifying characteristics about the offender(s) as possible. This can include physical characteristics of the person, their clothing, any weapons used, direction of flight, etc.


Joe Bogdalek
Deputy Chief, Campus Safety