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Timely Notice: Armed Robbery on Minneapolis Campus 5/1/2021


Armed Robbery


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 at the intersection of 8th St S and 20th Ave S on the Minneapolis campus.



Today, May 1, Augsburg’s Department of Public Safety received a report that at approximately 3:15 p.m., an armed robbery occurred at the intersection of 8th St S and 20th Ave S.  The victim was traveling west on 8th St S when they were rear ended by the suspects’ vehicle.  When the victims got out of their vehicle to view the damage and exchange insurance information, one suspect stole a purse from the victim’s vehicle, while another suspect entered the victim’s vehicle and left the scene, followed by the suspects’ vehicle.  One of the victims attempted to chase the suspect who stole the purse, but stopped when the suspect with the purse pulled out a gun.  The suspects’ vehicle is a black Nissan with Minnesota license plate 353-PUJ.

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.

DPS is grateful to the members of the Augsburg community who promptly called x1717 to notify DPS of this incident.  To all our community members, 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).



  • If you see the suspects’ vehicle contact the Minneapolis Police by calling 911 as soon as possible with the location and direction the vehicle is traveling
  • 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
  • If you are involved in an accident on campus, remain in your vehicle and call Public Safety
  • If you are a victim of a crime, do not attempt to chase or apprehend the suspect – focus on details of the suspect(s) that could help identify them and call Public Safety as soon as it is safe to do so
  • 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.