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Timely Notice 8/17/2018: Robbery on Minneapolis Campus

Robbery

08/17/2018

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 Augsburg University Department of Public Safety is giving notice of a concerning incident that occurred on 22nd Ave in front of the Hagfors Center on the Minneapolis campus.

REPORTED OFFENSE:  Robbery

Today, 08/17/2018, DPS received a report that at 3:10 PM on 8/17/2018, a robbery at gunpoint occurred on 21st Ave S in front of the Hagfors Center at Augsburg University.  The victim, who is not affiliated with Augsburg, was sitting on the benches on the east side of the Hagfors Center looking at their phone.  The victim was approached by two individuals, one put a gun to the victim’s head and demanded the victim’s property. A backpack, purse and cell phone were taken.  The suspects fled to a black sedan parked on the east side of 22nd Ave S under the Hagfors Center skyway and left Northbound on 22nd Ave.  There is no further suspect or vehicle description at this point.

SAFETY TIPS:
Keep your head up and always be aware of your surroundings

  • Do not sit or walk with your phone/laptop out
  • Do not walk with earbuds or headphones on so you can hear what is going on around you
  • Call Public Safety immediately if you notice any suspicious behavior

STATUS:  This incident is currently under investigation by Public Safety and the Minneapolis
Police.  Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Minneapolis Police or Augsburg Public Safety at 612-330-1717.

Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (x1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available on our website: www.augsburg.edu/dps and in the CampusShield safety app (available for free download on Google Play and iTunes app store).

Augsburg University believes that physical descriptors alone are not a valid reason to profile or cast suspicion on any individual.  When physical descriptors are included in communication to the Augsburg community, it is done so because they may reasonably assist in identifying the perpetrator of the incident.  Augsburg University uses perceived race and gender descriptors that are provided about a suspect only when additional characteristics (beyond clothing) are also available. Such descriptors are used in an attempt to provide the campus community with important information.  However, the University recognizes that race and gender are personal identity attributes that cannot always be accurately perceived by others, and that any reported information may not be accurate.