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 8th St S between 20th Ave S and 21st Ave S on the Minneapolis campus.
REPORTED OFFENSE: Robbery
DPS received a report that at 2:35 pm today, Monday, 12/10/2018, a robbery occurred on 8th St S between 20th Ave S and 21st Ave S. The victim was walking east on 8th St S from 20th Ave when two individuals got out of a silver minivan and tried taking the victim’s bag and backpack, knocking the victim to the ground. When the victim refused to give the suspects their bag, the suspects kicked the victim two times. The suspects then took the victim’s bag and backpack and fled in the silver minivan.
- Keep your head up and always be aware of your surroundings
- Do not walk with earbuds or headphones on so you can hear what is going on around you
- Walk with a group, if possible
- Call Public Safety immediately if you notice any suspicious behavior
STATUS: This incident is under investigation by the Minneapolis Police (MPD) and Augsburg University Public Safety (DPS). 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: 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.