Loyola University Chicago

Campus Safety

Crime Alert - September 25, 2023

September 25, 2023 

Dear Loyola Community,

Campus Safety is writing to notify you of a report of a motor vehicle theft that occurred over the weekend.

Sometime between 6:30 p.m September 22nd and 3:30 a.m. September 23rd, there was a motor vehicle theft on the 1100 block of W Loyola Avenue. A person unaffiliated with the University was visiting a Loyola student and had their vehicle stolen while it was parked overnight on the city street. No one was injured as a result of the theft.

Campus Safety will continue working with the Chicago Police Department as they investigate this case. If anyone has information on the incident, please call Campus Safety at 773-508-SAFE or the Chicago Police Department at 911 or 312-744-8263. The Chicago Police Department also continues to investigate leads related to other recent violent incidents in the district, and any new updates will be posted to the 24th District Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) and CLEARMAP websites. Please also keep the following risk-reduction tips in mind:

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.
  • Certain Kia and Hyundai models have a known security flaw that allows a vehicle to be started without a key. Owners of these vehicles should consult the manufacturer to determine if their vehicle is at an increased risk of theft.
  • 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.

Sincerely,

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).