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Crime Alert: Twin Cities Campus

On Monday, February 10 at approximately 9:00 p.m. a University of Minnesota student was the victim of an armed robbery. The crime occurred off campus in the Como neighborhood near the intersection of 17th Avenue SE and Como Avenue SE (see map below).

The victim was walking home when two suspects called to her from the opposite side of the street asking directions. When the victim stopped to respond, the suspects crossed the street and one suspect pulled a black semi-automatic handgun and pointed it at the victim. The second suspect grabbed the victim's backpack and wallet, and demanded the victim empty her pockets. The suspects fled on foot southbound on 17th Avenue. The victim was not injured.

The first suspect is described as a black male, approximately 24 years old, five feet, nine inches tall with a light build. The suspect was wearing a red hat and black jacket, and the victim described the suspect as having "big eyes." The second suspect is described as a black male, approximately 24 years old, six feet tall with a light build. The suspect was wearing a black jacket, similar to a letter jacket.

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-14-044598.

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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.