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Crime Alert: Twin Cities Campus—Marcy Holmes

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Minneapolis Police are investigating the report of an off-campus robbery that occurred at approximately 2:05 a.m. near the intersection of 8th Street SE and 14th Avenue SE.

Two victims, one of whom is a University of Minnesota student, reported they were walking northbound on 14th Avenue when a lone suspect came out of the bushes near a house and demanded their valuables. The suspect implied he had a gun, but did not show a weapon. The suspect took both victims' purses and a cell phone, and then fled westbound on 8th Street SE. Police responded and searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. Neither victim was injured in the robbery.

The victims describe the suspect as a black male with a dark complexion, 20 to 23 years old, five feet nine inches to six feet tall, with a medium build. The suspect had shoulder length hair in cornrows or dreadlocks, and was wearing dark jeans, a grey zip-up sweatshirt, and black gloves.

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-15-172984.

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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.