Two carjacking-related incidents reported near campus


A Tulane non-affiliated student was approached by two armed men who attempted to carjack the student’s vehicle at approximately 10:14 p.m. Wednesday on the 2000 block of Adams Street.

The student reported that the two males had handguns and tried to flee the scene with the student’s car but were unable to successfully operate the vehicle and instead took the student’s cell phone and fled on foot.

A second Tulane non-affiliated individual reported that they had been a victim of a carjacking shortly following the first incident on the 7000 block of Panola Street.

The second individual reported that they were stopped by two men with handguns while in the driveway of the residence of a friend. The two men told the individual and another passenger to get out of the vehicle and then entered the vehicle and drove toward Broadway Street.

According to the crime alert from Tulane University Police Department, both individuals reporting the crimes described the perpetrators identically. TUPD and New Orleans Police Department searched the surrounding areas but were not able to locate the stolen vehicle or the two men involved.

The two men were described by the reporting individuals as black men in their late teens to early twenties with medium builds. They were described as wearing black hoodies and black pants.

The stolen vehicle is a Black 2006 Nissan Sentra bearing Louisiana license plate PYD 357. TUPD and NOPD are currently investigating the incidents.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call TUPD at 504-865-5381 or NOPD at 504-821-2222.

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