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Timely Notice 8/21/2019: Robbery on Minneapolis Campus



August 21, 2019


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 an incident that occurred on the Minneapolis campus. 


On Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 at 4:40pm, a robbery was reported to the Department of Public Safety. A non-Augsburg community member reported they got into a black car (no plates) with five other males, one of whom the victim reports he knew, near a Riverside bus stop. The victim reported they drove to Augsburg’s Lot D, where the victim reported a knife being displayed. He said he was threatened and had his wallet and phone taken.    


STATUS:  This incident remains under investigation by the Minneapolis Police Department and the Augsburg University  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 (1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available at our website: 


Scott Brownell

Director of Public Safety 

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.