From: Tulanc University Police Department

Thu, 08/18/2016

From: Tulane University Police Department

A criminal incident has occurred in our community. As always, we urge the Tulane community to be aware of your surroundings and use the security resources available to Tulane students, faculty and staff at the contact information below.

Crime: Attempted Simple Robbery
Date/Time: August 14, 2016
Location: 7600 Block Willow St. NOLA

On August 17, 2016, TUOD learned of a Simple Robbery that occurred on August 14, 2016 in the 7600 block of Willow St. NOPD handled the incident that night, however TUPD was unaware of the incident, leading to the delayed issuing of a Crime Alert.

On August 14, at 9:35 PM, a non-affiliate female was walking eastbound in the 7600 block of Willow St. She was grabbed from behind in a choke type hold by an unknown male who demanded her purse and money. The victim screamed louldy and the subject released his hold and fled the scene.

Witnesses describe the suspect as a Black Male in his mid-twenties 5’10 to 6’0 tall. Subject was wearing a white-t shirt, kaki colored pants and carrying a large umbrella.
NOPD is handling the incident and gathering information in an attempt to identify the perpetrator.

Descriptions provided by victim/witness.
Information about the race or ethnicity of alleged offenders is provided only to aid detailed descriptions that include physical stature, clothing or unusual characteristics. Racial descriptions do not, by themselves, offer a meaningful picture of an individual's appearance.

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

1. BE AWARE of your surroundings at all times.
2. REPORT suspicious activity immediately.
3. BE A GOOD WITNESS. Describe exactly what you observe with as many details as possible. Give complete descriptions such as sex, race, height, weight, hair color, clothing, etc.

Loyola University Police Department
Business: 504-865-3434
Emergency: 911 Campus Phone
Emergency: 911 Off-Campus
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Loyola University Police Department is providing this notice of a criminal incident that occurred in our community in order to provide information that may help in avoiding a similar crime or provide information to solve this crime. This notice is also intended to meet the requirements of the “Timely Warning Notification” of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, amended 2008, effective August 14, 2008.