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Crime Alert: Twin Cities Campus-Marcy Holmes

Monday, March 23, 2015

On Monday, March 23, a University of Minnesota student was the victim of Criminal Sexual Conduct – Rape. The crime occurred off campus near the intersection of 8th Street SE and 13th Avenue SE.

The victim was scraping snow from her car in an apartment parking lot when the suspect approached from behind and sprayed her in the face with a chemical irritant. The suspect then forced the victim to the ground and sexually assaulted her. The suspect fled southbound through the alley. Minneapolis Police responded and searched the surrounding area but were not able to locate the suspect. The victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center for medical treatment.

Using the victim description and an image captured by University of Minnesota cameras as reference, the suspect is a white male, five feet ten inches to six feet one inch tall with a medium build. The suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black sweatpants with three white stripes on the side.

Minneapolis Police are investigating these off-campus crimes. Anyone with information is asked to call the Minneapolis Police Tip Line at 612-692-8477 and reference case MP-15-099682. 

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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.