Gunman forces Tulane student to withdraw cash from campus ATM - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

Gunman forces Tulane student to withdraw cash from campus ATM

Tulane police are working with the NOPD to solve the case. (FOX 8 Photo) Tulane police are working with the NOPD to solve the case. (FOX 8 Photo)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Tulane students say a recent armed robbery on campus has them more worried than usual.

“It’s pretty high traffic, and I know that the robbery had to do with the ATM, and people use the ATM there too,” student Raleigh Doscher said.

“Our student body that stays on campus is typically from out of town, so it raises the concern for a lot of parents,” Tulane Police Chief Jon Barnwell said.

Tulane police said on Saturday just after 3:30 p.m., a gunman walked onto campus and entered the LBC building, known as the student center.

“He sat down with some students and then showed them what appeared to be a weapon in his waistband. He demanded that a student go to the ATM and retrieve money,” Barnwell said.

Tulane police say the female student did exactly what the gunman demanded, and the robber took the money and left campus in the direction of Freret Street.

“It’s concerning that there are people like that on campus, and that they are going unnoticed until these things are happening,” Doscher said.

Tulane police are working with the NOPD to solve the case. The Tulane armed robbery, though, is just one of the 13 other armed robberies and two aggravated burglaries being investigated across New Orleans since Friday. NOPD Chief Michael Harrison said the NOPD recently launched Operation Relentless Pursuit specifically targeting armed robbery suspects.

“It’s an enhanced effort to go after these criminals, to go after people who are committing these armed robberies, to join forces with our federal partners to help us in a number of ways,” Harrison said.

Copyright 2015 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • GRAPHIC VIDEO: Teens mock drowning man

    GRAPHIC VIDEO: Teens mock drowning man

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:14 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:14:47 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:39 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:39:28 GMT

    Police say no laws were violated by five teens who made a video of a drowning man and posted it to social media. 

    more>>

    Police say no laws were violated by five teens who made a video of a drowning man and posted it to social media. 

    more>>
Powered by Frankly