Armed robberies near Tulane and Loyola prompt changes in security efforts

This story was published in The Times-Picayune on December 8, 2011. 


John McCusker, The Times-Picayune

After a recent spike in armed robberies near Tulane University, campus police are doubling the amount of off-campus patrols in the surrounding neighborhoods and changing the way students request a shuttle bus.

Students were victims in four of the area’s seven robberies since Thanksgiving.

So far this semester, at least 23 people have been robbed while walking in the area, 14 of whom were students. Eleven of those students were held up at gunpoint. Read more of this post