Second student robbery reported near Tulane's campus this week

Two people, including a Tulane graduate student, were robbed at gunpoint just off campus Friday morning.

According to the Tulane Police Department, the two people were walking home in the 7500 block of Hampson Street when a black male armed with a gun approached them. The unidentified robber demanded their money and the two victims complied.

The robber then fled in a vehicle with another black male down Hillary Street and toward St. Charles Avenue.

This is the fourth crime committed against Tulane students around campus in the past week including two burglaries and now two armed robberies.

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Tulane President Michael Fitts sent out a letter to the university community earlier this week reassuring them that the administration is remaining vigilant.

Tulane's Campus police department told reporter Mike Perlstein that they have increased surveillance and patrols as well as increased the NOPD presence in the area.

Police described the suspect in the latest robbery as a black male in his late-to-mid 20's with a brown complexion, measuring about 5'6" to 5'7" tall with a stocky build. He was wearing a black T-shirt with white writing, black jeans and a black baseball cap with white writing on the front.

The victims did not get a good look at the suspect driving the getaway vehicle.

If you have any information about these crimes, call TUPD at 504-865-5381 or NOPD at 504-821-2222.


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