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Authorities discuss ways to combat crime at Clark Atlanta

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Authorities are working on ways to combat crime on the campus of Clark Atlanta University. A robbery targeting two students was the fourth similar crime on the campus this fall, FOX 5 has learned.

In the most recent case, four armed men surrounded two female students and threatened to shoot them on Monday.

One student told FOX 5's Morse Diggs that she has three friends that have been robbed on campus.

"It just seems to be a reoccurring problem without any solution," she said. "It seems as though they're trying to blame the students for what's happening. I had a security tell me…that we need to learn that we can't be out at that time of night. It was 10:30 p.m."

Maj. Timothy Quiller of the Atlanta Police Department is the city zone commander. He sat down with campus police on Wednesday to discuss strategy to combat the crime.

"The toughest thing is securing an urban campus because you have so many open streets out here," said Quiller.

Clark Atlanta University Police Chief Thomas Trawick said there are multiple ways of entering and exiting the campus. He said that campus safety is a priority, but said that he thought crime could get worse over the short term.

Trawick said the cold weather means that people will be wearing more clothing, giving them more places to conceal weapons. Police urge students to be aware of their surroundings and contact authorities if they see something or someone that looks out of place.

Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell said that the campus needs to have a full-scale shuttle service around the colleges, such as the one at Georgia Tech. That would allow students leaving the library to be transported from point to point.

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