From Tulane Campus Police

Sun, 10/02/2016

FROM: Tulane University Police Department                        

Off Campus Kidnapping and Sexual Battery Uptown (Tulane Affiliate)

On 10/2/2016, at approximately 4:30 am, a Tulane Student was walking at Freret and Broadway Streets when a Silver colored passenger style vehicle pulled up alongside her and abruptly stopped. The driver exited the vehicle, approached the student and stated, “I have a gun don’t resist”. The subject then forced the student into the back seat of his vehicle. The subject then fled in an unknown direction eventually reaching the Interstate.

While driving, the subject informed the victim that he thought she was a prostitute and then demanded sex from her. The victim replied to the subject that she is not a prostitute; she is a student at Tulane. The victim then pleaded for release and begged the suspect to bring her back to Tulane’s Campus.  Upon reaching I10 and Causeway, the subject turned the vehicle around and drove the victim to the 8200 block of Willow Street where she was let out of the car.  As the victim exited the vehicle, the subject slapped her on the buttocks. The suspect then fled in an unknown direction.  

The victim described the suspect as follows:
Male, Black, light complexion, mid-thirties, heavy build; beer belly, bald headed, about 6’0 tall wearing blue jeans, unknown colored polo style shirt. Unknown Silver colored passenger style vehicle. 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.

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

TAKE A STAND AGAINST CRIME
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.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Loyola University Police Department
Business: 504-865-3434
Emergency: 911 Campus Phone
Emergency: 911 Off-Campus
New Orleans Police 2nd District - (504) 658-6020 4317 Magazine St New Orleans, LA 70117
police@loyno.edu
www.loyno.edu/police
http://finance.loyno.edu/police/silent-witness-form
http://nola.gov/nopd/crime-data/crime-maps
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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.