Loyola University Chicago

Campus Safety

Crime Alert - August 16, 2021

Update: Investigative steps led to the arrest of the offender in this case.

August 16, 2021

Dear Loyola Community:

Late this evening the Chicago Police Department notified Loyola Campus Safety of a strong-arm robbery of one of our students in front of the Loyola Plaza at 6536 N. Sheridan around 9:05 pm on Sunday evening, August 15. Fortunately our student was not injured during this robbery.

As relayed to Campus Safety, cash was demanded from the student who had just used an ATM in the vicinity. The offender fled on the CTA Red Line.

Campus Safety will continue working with the Chicago Police Department as they investigate this case.


  • If a person threatens you, follow any demands and run away as soon as it is safe to do so. Once in a safe place, immediately notify Campus Safety at 773-508-SAFE or the Chicago Police Department at 911.

  • 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 the license plate of any involved vehicle, physical characteristics of the person, their clothing, any weapons used, direction of flight, etc.

  • If you see something you believe to be suspicious, immediately contact Campus Safety or the Chicago Police Department.

Thomas K. Murray
Director of Campus Safety
Chief of Police 

This message is being sent out in compliance with the Timely Warning requirement of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).