By Taylor Utzig, Editor
Campus safety reported an attempted armed robbery early Friday morning on Loyola Ave.
At approximately 3:40 a.m., two individuals were in a vehicle at 1331 W. Loyola Avenue when they were approached by two offenders on foot, according to the Campus Safety report.
One of the offenders displayed a black handgun and demanded the car keys.
One of the individuals in the car began screaming causing the offenders to flee and allowing the victims to leave the scene.
For more details, see a copy of the Campus Safety email below.
The Chicago Police Department describes the offenders as male, ages 19 to 20, 5’8”, and 140 to 160 pounds. One of the offenders was last seen wearing a black mask, orange coat, and dark pants. The second offender was reportedly wearing a black mask, gray coat, hooded sweatshirt, and dark pants.
If anyone has information regarding this incident, 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:
- If a person threatens you with a weapon, follow their demands and run away as soon as it is safe to do so. Once in a safe place, immediately notify Campus Safety or the Chicago Police Department.
- 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.
Deputy Chief, Campus Safety