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Timely Notice 10/8/18: Robbery on Minneapolis Campus

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 21st avenue between parking Lots A and D on the Minneapolis campus.


DPS received a report that around 7:45 pm on 10/08/2018, a robbery occurred on 21st Avenue South in between Lots A and D.  As the victim was walking to their vehicle, the victim reported that a group of six males passed them, one pushed the victim to the ground and took their phone. The victim did not see any weapon and did not report being threatened by a weapon. The group was seen running toward Murphy Square.

Department of Public Safety did foot and vehicle patrols, and checked nearby buildings; Minneapolis police arrived on campus.


  • 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 the Minneapolis police (MPD) and the Augsburg Department of Public Safety. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact MPD or Augsburg DPS 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: 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.