4 teens charged with attempted robbery near Loyola’s Water Tower campus

Four juveniles face felony charges after they tried to rob an 18-year-old man near Loyola University’s Water Tower campus on Tuesday morning, according to Chicago police.

The boys, ages 14, 15, 16, and 17, tried to rob the victim at State and Pearson shortly before 9 a.m., police said.

A Loyola University police officer apparently came upon the robbery and arrested one of the offenders on the first block of East Pearson. Chicago police officers who responded to an “officer in distress” call arrested three more, according to initial information.

It is not clear if the victim is affiliated with Loyola. However, the area is home to the school’s downtown campus, and the teens were arrested outside a building that houses the Loyola student newspaper, among other offices.

Loyola’s campus safety office had not posted any information about the incident to its information page as of Tuesday evening. No further information was available about the teens because they are juveniles. They are each charged with one count of attempted robbery.

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