Loyola University student robbed near downtown campus

(Esparta Palma/Flickr)

CHICAGO (STMW) -- A Loyola University student was robbed near a Red Line station near the school’s Water Tower campus early Friday.

The student left the CTA’s Chicago Red Line station at 800 N. State St. about 4:30 a.m. and was approached by a man who implied that he had a weapon and demanded money, according to a crime alert posted on Loyola’s website.

The student withdrew cash from a nearby ATM and gave his cellphone to the suspect, who fled the scene, according to the alert.

A description of the suspect was not provided. Students are advised to avid traveling alone late night.

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