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Crime Alert: Twin Cities Campus—Stadium Village

Monday, May 25, 2015

At 11:30 p.m. on Monday, May 25, Minneapolis Police responded to the report of an aggravated robbery near the intersection of Walnut Street SE and Washington Avenue SE.

The victim, who is a University of Minnesota student, had withdrawn money from a cash machine on Washington Avenue and was walking westbound when the suspect approached her from behind. The suspect engaged the victim by asking directions, and then produced a knife and threatened to harm her if she screamed. The victim gave the suspect the money she had just withdrawn, and the suspect fled westbound on Washington Avenue. He was last seen on video boarding an eastbound Green Line LRT train at the East Bank Station. The victim was not harmed and believes the suspect had followed her to the cash machine.

The victim describes the suspect as a black male with a dark complexion, 20 to 25 years old, with brown hair and brown eyes. The suspect is six feet to six feet three inches tall with a thin build, and was wearing a dark green t-shirt and shorts. The victim describes the knife as a kitchen knife, approximately eight inches long.

Minneapolis Police are investigating this off-campus crime. Anyone with information is asked to call the Minneapolis Police Tip Line at 612-692-8477 and reference case number MP-15-188945.

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Information to Know

The University of Minnesota does not tolerate racial profiling. View the UMPD's Racial/Bias Based Profiling Policy.

The University of Minnesota issues Crime Alerts for crimes that may pose an ongoing threat to the University community. These alerts are to aid the campus community in its safety and are in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

This message was sent by the University Police Chief Greg Hestness to all Twin Cities students, faculty, and staff.