2 armed robberies reported on LSU campus in as many days

Three male suspects wanted for robbery outside Kirby Smith Hall (Source: LSUPD)
Three male suspects wanted for robbery outside Kirby Smith Hall (Source: LSUPD)
LSUPD at Blake Hall (Source: WAFB)
LSUPD at Blake Hall (Source: WAFB)
Blake Hall at LSU (Source: WAFB)
Blake Hall at LSU (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - There have been two armed robberies on the LSU campus in the past two days.

LSU reports the latest one happened at Blake Hall around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 11.

Ernie Ballard, a spokesman for the university, says the LSU student was robbed of an iPhone and purse as she was walking from the parking lot near the AgCenter across the lake to Blake Hall. Campus police are reviewing surveillance footage from the area. The robbers are described as two black males.

Another LSU student was robbed of iPhone on campus early Wednesday morning, officials say.

Ballard says that incident happened on the northwest side of Kirby Smith Hall around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 10. The student was reportedly robbed by three unidentified black males.

Students who live on campus, like Mary Taylor Fuqua, say the new of the robberies caught them off guard.

"It's really scary. I didn't know that was happening. Two nights... two armed robberies in the middle of the night. Yeah, that's insane," said Fuqua.

Reggie Berry with LSUPD says the school is working to add more lighting on campus, as well as offering escorts after dark and assigning more officers to patrol the campus around the clock.

"I might consider that, but I usually try not to walk alone and walk with a group and try not to be too late," said Denise Yalcin, a student.

No injuries were reported in either incident. No arrests have been made at this time.

It 's currently unknown if the cases are related. The LSUPD is investigating both incidents. Anyone with information about these incidents should contact LSUPD at 225-578-3231 or submit an anonymous tip online here.

Students can also use the LSU Shield app to report any suspicious activity on campus.

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