Loyola Warns Students as Police Investigate Robberies in Rogers Park

Three Loyola University students were robbed at gunpoint near the university's Lake Shore campus in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood, school officials warned in a campus alert.

The incident is one of two recent armed robberies being investigated in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

Both robberies happened during the early morning hours on May 6, authorities said in a community alert issued Monday. 

The victims were approached on a public street and told to hand over their valuables, police said. 

In the campus alert, Loyola officials say three students were approached by two offenders around 3:30 a.m. while walking on Sheridan Road between Kenmore and Winthrop.

Authorities say the two offenders demanded the victims' wallets and phones. One of the suspects showed a silver handgun. 

The suspects then fled west on Sheridan Road towards Broadway.

In another incident at 3:35 a.m. in the 2100 block of West Pratt Boulevard, police say the offenders stole a victim's property and car. 

The suspects were described as two men between the ages of 25 and 30, standing between 5-feet, 6 inches tall and 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing between 140 and 180 pounds. They were wearing dark jackets or hooded sweatshirts, cargo pants and baseball caps.

Area North detectives are investigating the robberies.

This is a developing story.

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