UNO campus once again the target of vehicle burglaries

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NEW ORLEANS – The campus of University of New Orleans was once again the victim of multiple auto burglaries. On Tuesday February 19, the following message was sent to the campus:

Unfortunately, today at approximately 2 p.m., when our campus community was celebrating its annual Mardi Gras parade, 4 auto burglaries happened in the Engineering parking lot. According to a witness, the two male suspects wore masks and were driving a white Honda Accord. We believe the same suspects were involved in other burglaries elsewhere around the city over the past several days.

We continue to work on improving campus security. Immediately, UNOPD will station a guard in the Engineering lot during the daytime. As we have previously communicated, we have closed off all campus entrances/exits during the overnight hours, with the exception of Alumni Drive at Elysian Fields. That is the only way on and off campus from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. We have also permanently barricaded other roads that have easy access to Leon C. Simon. We have altered patrol patterns, increased police presence in key areas and stationed unmarked UNOPD vehicles in various locations. We recognize that these actions have not yet eliminated the problem but we are committed to doing just that. The UNOPD is pursuing additional measures that will continue to enhance campus surveillance and security.

Finally, every member of our community can help improve campus safety. If you see anything suspicious, do not intervene, and immediately call the UNOPD at (504) 280-6666.  

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