Security Increased At Wake Forest University After Robberies

11:43 PM, Apr 10, 2013   |    comments
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Winston-Salem, NC -- For the second time this year, Wake Forest University is increasing security because of crime.   

The Winston-Salem Journal reported campus police are closing one school entrance after students were robbed, including one held up twice at gunpoint.   

School officials announced the new security measures Friday in a campus email.   

Wake Forest police will staff the gatehouses on University Parkway and Reynolda Road between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.  

The entrance on Polo Road will be closed between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Police also will increase patrols in the southern area of the campus.

Students told WFMY News 2, despite the crime, they don't feel unsafe on campus.

"The school does a really good job of keeping us informed and up-to-date, just so that we're alert and aware," said Laini Davis, a graduate student.  "I don't necessarily feel threatened when I come on campus or just living in the neighborhood."

Campus police do not know if the robberies are related, what they're working with the Winston-Salem Police Department.

In February, the school increased patrols in certain parking lots and dorms on the north side of campus because of off-campus incidents, including car break-ins and home invasions.

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