Man with gun robs Edgewater restaurant near Loyola campus

CHICAGO (STMW) - A man armed with a gun robbed a restaurant early Monday near Loyola University’s campus in the North Side Edgewater neighborhood.

At 3:14 a.m., the man walked into Sam’s Chicken and Ribs at 1102 W. Granville and robbed the restaurant, according to a crime alert from Loyola University.

Chicago Police officers arrived at the scene, saw the man run into a nearby building and chased him, according to the alert. The man was not found, but the officers did recover some of the clothing he was wearing and a gun.

The suspect is described as a black man between 30 and 40, about 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds. He was wearing a black hat, black ski mask, black jacket, black gloves, and was armed with a silver handgun.

Students are advised to stay alert while walking alone and if confronted by a person with a gun, follow their demands and run away as soon as it’s safe.

Loyola’s Campus Safety is investigating the robbery along with Chicago Police. Anyone with information is asked to call Campus Safety at (773) 508-6039 or police at (312) 744-8263.

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