Loyola student robbed at gunpoint

Site of robbery. Google Maps.
Site of robbery.
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By Jillian Schwartz
A Loyola University Chicago student was robbed at gunpoint early Friday while walking on Winthrop Avenue, just south of the school’s Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park, according to Campus Safety.
The male student was walking south on Winthrop Avenue at about 4 a.m. Friday when he was approached by two men, Campus Safety reports.
The victim was stopped at 6312 N. Winthrop Ave., and after one of the suspects displayed a silver revolver, the student was robbed of his cellphone ane wallet, according to Campus Safety.
Chicago police are searching for the two suspects and a third man who later joined them. The trio fled in a silver or tan SUV, Campus Safety said.
Here are the details from a Campus Safety alert:
A Loyola student was a victim of an armed robbery that occurred on Friday, October 11, 2013 at approximately 4:05 a.m. at 6312 N. Winthrop.
The victim was walking southbound on Winthrop where he was stopped by two male offenders, one was armed with a silver revolver. After the offenders stole the victim’s personal property, including his wallet and phone, the offenders fled the scene southbound on Winthrop and were joined by another subject. All were last seen entering a silver or tan SUV that fled southbound from the area.
Description of offenders:
Offender #1- Male, dark complexion, 19-21 years-old, 5’-5”, 150 lbs., last seen wearing a gray hoodie and dark pants
Offender #2 – Male, dark complexion, 19-21 years-old, 5’-7”, 200 lbs., last seen wearing all dark clothing and armed with a silver revolver
Offender #3 – Male, fair complexion, brown hair, 19-21 years-old, last seen wearing all dark clothing
Other Safety Tips to Remember:
  • When walking alone, always stay alert and tuned into your surroundings; keep your eyes up and off of your phone, iPod, etc.
  • Walk or jog in well-lit areas, and stay away from alleys
  • Please refrain from listening to headphones/earphones or talking on the phone while out alone, as this minimizes your ability to hear an approaching threat and it also advertises to a would-be thief that you may have a desirable item to steal


For more safety tips from Campus Safety, click here.

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