January 27, 2022

Armed Robberies Cause Georgia State University Library to Temporarily Suspend Access to General Public

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Georgia State University President Mark Becker has ordered the temporary closure of a campus library to the public until tighter security measures are in place following more armed robberies of students inside the building.

The university said two more GSU students have been robbed at gunpoint in Library North, the scene of multiple armed robberies in the last month.

The latest victims said they were robbed of their laptops, the university said in the alert sent Thursday morning. Both robberies occurred before 8 a.m.

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See Also: Statement by Georgia State University President Mark Becker

See Also: Clarification on Temporary Library Access Policy (via Georgia State Library Blog)

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