By Oscar Marquez
A Loyola student was robbed just west of campus Sunday night by three men who approached him in a car, showed a weapon, and demanded his possessions.
Loyola police said the incident took place just before 8 p.m., in the alley south of West Arthur Avenue between North Lakewood and Wayne Avenue. The three offenders allegedly approached the victim in a white car, and one of them showed a weapon and demanded the student’s belongings, police said.
The student gave them his backpack, and the left the scene headed west. The student was not injured.
The offenders were described as being between 5’8 and 6’ and wearing black hoodies and blue jeans. Police asked anyone who might have details to contact Campus Safety at (773) 508 – 6039 or the Chicago Police Department (312) 744 – 8263.
Campus Safety officials, meanwhile, sent students the following safety reminders:
If a person threatens you, follow any demand and run away as soon as it is safe to do so. Once in a safe place, immediately notify Campus Safety at 773.508.6039 or the Chicago Police Department via 9-1-1 or 312.744.8263
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.