Loyola warns of assaults

By Loyola Student Dispatch Staff
.
Loyola University Chicago Campus Safety is warning students, staff and faculty about two recent assaults that took place near the school’s Water Tower Campus.
.
Here is the Campus Safety alert:
.
Loyola Community,
.
The Department of Campus Safety is writing to notify you of two criminal incidents that occurred yesterday, June 29, on and near the Water Tower Campus.At approximately 8:15 p.m., a Loyola student was approached on campus near the Corboy Law Center by three boys between the ages of 8–12 selling candy out of large boxes. After asking the student a few questions, two of the boys surrounded and groped her. The victim then chased the offenders away from the scene.

Separately, at 1:45 p.m. at the 100 block of East Delaware Place, a Loyola staff member was grabbed from behind by an offender who made threatening, sexual statements before the victim could free herself. The offender is described as male, approximately 5’8,” 150 pounds, with a clean-shaven face and dark complexion. He was last seen wearing green hospital scrubs and a t-shirt.

Investigations for both incidents are ongoing. If anyone has information, please call Campus Safety at 773.508.6039 or the Chicago Police Department via 9-1-1 or 312.744.8263.

Please also keep the following safety tips in mind:

  • Always stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings. Refrain from using headphones or talking on the phone, as this minimizes your ability to hear an approaching threat.
  • Be wary of unsolicited strangers. If someone approaches you on the street, keep moving and try to avoid additional contact.
  • If you see something you believe to be suspicious, immediately contact 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 physical characteristics of the person, their clothing, any weapons used, direction of flight, etc.

Sincerely,

Thomas K. Murray
Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s