Loyola University Chicago

Campus Safety

Crime Alert - December 6, 2021

December 6, 2021

Dear Loyola Community,

Late this evening at around 7:40 p.m., a Loyola University Chicago student reported an attempted armed robbery in the alley of the 6300 block of N Glenwood. Fortunately, our student was not injured during this attempted robbery.

As relayed to Campus Safety, cash was demanded from the student by a person who displayed a handgun. The offender did not take anything from the student but fled from the scene.

Safety Tips

  • 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.

Campus Safety recognizes that survivors are not at fault for any crime. Students who are seeking resources related to acts of violence can contact the Wellness Center at 773-508-2530 or visit the Community Coalition on Gender-Based Violence website. Faculty and staff in need of resources are encouraged to utilize the University‚Äôs Employee Assistance Program.

The safety and well-being of the Loyola community is always of paramount importance and a top priority.


Thomas K. Murray

Director of Campus Safety
Chief of Police