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Crime Alert: Twin Cities Campus - Como

On Wednesday, September 17 at approximately 12:15 a.m., two individuals were the victims of a robbery. The crime occurred off campus near the intersection of 15th Avenue SE and Rollins Avenue SE. One of the victims was a University of Minnesota student, the other is not affiliated with the University.

The victims were walking home when two suspects approached and demanded their purses. One of the suspects knocked one of the victims to the ground and took her purse, and the other victim gave up her purse voluntarily. The suspects fled to a waiting car and drove eastbound on Rollins Avenue. The victim who was knocked to the ground suffered minor abrasions.

The suspect who knocked the victim to the ground is described as a black male, 20 to 25 years old, approximately six feet tall with a medium build. The suspect had a dark complexion, and was wearing a light colored shirt and red baseball cap. The victims describe the second suspect as a black male, 24 years old, approximately five feet, nine inches tall with a medium build and a dark complexion.

The vehicle used by the suspects is described as a gray or silver four-door sedan.

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-14-330060.

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Information to Know

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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.