University Tries to Secure Library after Multiple Robberies

Georgia State University
Posted at 12:35 PM, Jan 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 12:35:00-05

ATLANTA (AP) — The president of Georgia State University says the library on its main campus in downtown Atlanta will be temporarily closed to the public to install new security measures after a series of robberies inside the library.

Georgia State President Mark Becker said in a statement that security cameras will also be added at the library and more police will patrol campus.

Campus police say the latest crime occurred Thursday morning, when two students reported being robbed of their laptops at gunpoint.

It was at least the fourth robbery the university has reported since December — all happening at Library North.

Deputy Chief Carlton Mullis says the university is looking into why robberies keep happening in the library.