ATLANTA(AP/WAOK) – Georgia Tech has set up a new video surveillance tower on the campus as police investigate recent attacks on two students targeted by criminals. WXIA-TV reports that the tower near the student center provides campus police with a 24-hour live feed of what’s happening within a 100-yard area.
The two students who reported being targeted by criminals included a female student who told police she returned to her vehicle near the library Friday and was surprised by a man sitting in the back seat. The man hit her on the head, and took her purse. Authorities said the woman sprayed him with pepper spray, and he fled.
A second crime happened Saturday morning. A male student told police that a man approached him from behind, grabbed him and tried to take his backpack from him. The student fought off the attacker.
Some students say they feel more at ease knowing this measure is in place. Georgia Tech police are asking the public for any information on these two latest crimes. Students with information about either attack are asked to call Georgia Tech Police at 404-894-2500.