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Timely Notice 7/27/2020: Robbery on Minneapolis Campus

7/27/2020

 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 in Lot K on the Minneapolis Campus.

 

REPORTED OFFENSE:  Robbery

Today, July 27, Augsburg’s Department of Public Safety received a report that at 6:45 p.m.. today, a robbery occurred in Lot K near the Ice Arena. A witness told officers that an individual parked their vehicle in Lot K and when they got out of the vehicle four suspects surrounded the victim and took their wallet and phone. After taking the items from the victim, all four suspects entered a grey Honda with no license plates and left westbound on Riverside Avenue. No descriptions of the suspects were available and no weapons were seen.

 

STATUS:  Augsburg Public Safety and the Minneapolis Police (MPD) are currently investigating this incident. 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).

 

SAFETY TIPS:

  • 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

 

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.