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Crime Alert: Off-Campus Robbery

On Thursday, May 1 at approximately 8:30 p.m., a robbery occurred at the intersection of 20th Avenue South and Riverside Avenue (across the street from Afro Deli) The victim is not affiliated with Augsburg College.
The victim was walking northbound across Riverside Avenue on the west side of the intersection when he noticed he was being followed by three males. The suspects approached but did not speak to the victim, and one of the suspects punched the victim. One of the suspects had a gun, and another held a knife. The suspects took the victim’s iPhone and his wallet, and fled on foot. Officers responded and searched, but were not able to locate the suspects. The victim was slightly injured.

The suspects are black males, described by the victim as approximately 20-25 years old, with brownish-red hair and medium length afros. They were all described as being six feet to six feet two inches tall and wearing dark clothing. The suspect who held the handgun had a muscular build, and the other two were thin. The handgun was a black semi-automatic gun.
Minneapolis Police are investigating this crime. Anyone with information is asked to call the Minneapolis Police Tip Line at 612-692-8477 and reference case MP-14-142454.

Safety Tips:
*Avoid walking alone at night.
*Keep valuables out of sight.
*Be aware of your surroundings and minimize distractions (ear buds, texting).
*Public Safety escorts are available to approved escort locations from dusk until dawn. Walking escorts to and from on-campus locations are available 24/7
*Report suspicious activity to Public Safety at 612-330-1717 or Minneapolis Police 911