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Rash of robberies near Tulane campus in recent weeks

Tulane Police have been investigating a number of armed robberies that have taken place around the university's Broadway Corridor over the last two weeks.

NEW ORLEANS — Tulane Police and the NOPD have announced a collaboration on increased patrols around the university's Broadway Corridor in the wake of several armed robberies that have occurred in the area over the last two weeks, including two incidents early Sunday morning where six people were robbed in the area around Hillary Street and Zimpel Street.

Tulane Police say they believe the robberies have been done by the same group of individuals.

Tulane Chief of Police Kirk Bouyelas released a statement in regard to the increased patrols in the area:

"In response to several instances of armed robberies around our uptown campus in the past two weeks, Tulane University Police Department and the New Orleans Police Department have increased patrol activity in and around the Broadway corridor that borders campus. We are working actively to investigate the most recent incidents, which appear to be perpetrated by the same individuals, and apprehend the suspects while also taking a proactive measures to prevent future incidents. We have also reached out to the victims of these crimes to provide any assistance we can."

Bouyelas also encouraged students and other members of the university's community to take advantage of its various safety services, such as its free shuttle service for on and off-campus travel and a 24/7 escort service offered by Tulane Police for any student, faculty or staff member on-campus and in the immediate areas off-campus.

Victims can contact Tulane Police at (504) 865-5911.

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