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Timely Notice: Vehicle Thefts on Minneapolis Campus 9/29/21

Motor Vehicle Thefts

September 29, 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 concerning incidents that occurred on the Minneapolis campus.

REPORTED OFFENSE:  Motor Vehicle Thefts

Today, September 29, Augsburg’s Department of Public Safety received multiple reports of vehicles being stolen out of Lot B within the last 24 hours.  One report involved two vehicles which were left unlocked with the keys left in the vehicles; these vehicles were stolen between 6:15 A.M. and 6:20 A.M. on Wednesday September 29.  A second report stated a single vehicle was taken between 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday September 28 and 11:00 A.M on Wednesday September 29.  Both reports have been shared with the Minneapolis Police, who are actively investigating the thefts.  No suspect descriptions are available at this time.  

STATUS:  Augsburg Public Safety and the Minneapolis Police (MPD) are currently investigating these incidents. Anyone who may have information regarding these incidents 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:

  • Always lock your vehicle and check all doors to make sure the locks have engaged
  • Remove all belongings from your vehicle or place them in the trunk or under a seat where they cannot be seen from outside the vehicle
  • Check your glove compartment and user manual to make sure spare keys/fobs are not left in your vehicle (spare keys are sometimes left in these areas after purchasing a vehicle)
  • If you are not using your vehicle on a regular basis, take the time to check on it at least once per day

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.