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Woman Sexually Attacked On Winthrop, Community Alert Issued

assaultDeputy Chief of Campus Safety at Loyola University, Joe Bogdalek, issued a community crime alert after a woman was sexually assaulted last Wednesday, September 7, 2016. The incident happened at the Loyola campus near Simpson Hall  on the 6300 block of N. Winthrop just before 1 a.m.

According to Bogdalek, the woman was approached from behind by a man who was riding his bike. The male suspect then groped the woman. She was able to break free and fled to the residence hall where campus security was notified of the attack. The suspect fled on Winthrop.

The alert described the suspect as a male around 20–25 years old, approximately 5’7,” and 160 pounds. He is reported as having medium-length black hair and a black beard and was last seen wearing a black headband, t-shirt (color unknown), cargo shorts (color unknown), and a black and gray backpack. The offender was riding a light gray bike.

The alert continued by asking people to be wary of unsolicited strangers, to be aware of their surrounding and not to use headphones or a cell phone.

Loyola Campus Security also asks anyone with information on the incident to call them at 773.508.6039.


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