DPS received a MPD crime alert about a robbery reported to have occurred at approximately 9:15 p.m. on the evening of August 26, 2014 in the 2500 block of Riverside Ave. (near the northeast edge of campus). The victim reported that two males came up from behind him and placed a gun in his back. The suspects then stole his phone and money.
No suspect information is available at this time.
You can help prevent crime at Augsburg:
-Trust Your Instincts – If you sense trouble, get away
-Be Observant and Aware – Remain alert, be aware of your surroundings, observe the other people around you. Know who is around you. Be alert for suspicious behavior (e.g. a person wearing a long coat in the middle of summer, loitering, etc.)
-Walk Confidently and Do Not Make Yourself a Target – Robbers are looking for an easy target. Keep your head up and eyes alert and walk at a steady pace. Do not walk while looking at you phone and avoid carrying lots of packages or other belongings.
-If You are Robbed – Stay calm and remember: safety first! Follow the robber’s directions, but do not volunteer more than asked for. If you have to move, tell the robber what you are doing and why. Try to get a good look at the robber so you can describe him/her later. Give the robber time to leave and note the direction he/she travels.
-After a Robbery – CALL DPS OR THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY. Avoid touching anything the robber has touched. Try to recall as you can about the robber including speech and mannerisms.
-Notify DPS of any suspicious activity right away