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Timely Notice: Armed Robbery on 2/17/2021

TIMELY NOTICE BULLETIN

Armed Robbery

Feb 18, 2021

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 yesterday on Riverside Ave. on the Minneapolis campus.

 

REPORTED OFFENSE:  Armed Robbery

Today, February 18, Augsburg’s Department of Public Safety received a report that at approximately 5 p.m. on February 17, an armed robbery occurred on Riverside Ave. near the Ice Arena. A non-Augsburg individual was in their parked vehicle at the parking meters on the south side of Riverside Ave. when they were approached by a light blue, 4-door sedan with two occupants. The suspect in the passenger seat asked the victim for directions to HCMC, when the victim said they weren’t from the area, the vehicle left. The same vehicle pulled up again a few minutes later and asked the victim to look up directions on their phone; when the victim pulled out their phone, the suspect in the passenger seat got out of the vehicle and pointed a gun at the victim, demanding the victim to get out of the vehicle. The victim was able to talk the suspects out of taking their vehicle but had their wallet taken. The suspects left in an unknown direction.

The suspect with the gun was described as a male, 5’8”-5’9”, slender build, black hair (short on the sides, longer on top) with a chipped right front tooth. The suspect vehicle was described as a light blue, 4-door sedan that had a very clean exterior (no salt or snow).

 

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 be aware of your surroundings
  • If approached in your vehicle by someone you do not know, do not open doors or roll down windows
  • Call Public Safety or the Minneapolis Police if you see any suspicious activity

 

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.