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Crime Alert: Twin Cities Campus - Marcy Holmes Neighborhood

This Crime Alert was originally sent on Monday, September 29. Due to a technical error, it was not delivered properly to all students, faculty and staff. We apologize for the delay in getting this important information out to the University community.


On Sunday, September 28 at approximately 3:00 a.m. a University of Minnesota student was the victim of a robbery. The crime occurred off campus near the intersection of 12th Avenue SE and 6th Street SE.

The victim was walking to a friend's house when she was approached by a female and two males. One of the suspects grabbed her in a bear hug from behind, and another suspect took her purse. The victim followed as the suspects began to walk away until the female suspect turned, pointed a gun, and instructed the victim to stop. The victim was not injured, and called 9-1-1 immediately.

University of Minnesota Police and Minneapolis Police responded to the call. A Minneapolis K9 officer located the female suspect who was taken into custody. Officers also located the gun used in the robbery and the victim's purse.

The two male suspects were not found and are not in custody at this time. The victim describes the two male suspects as black males, approximately 18 to 25 years old, and between five feet five and six feet two inches tall. No additional description of the male suspects is available.

While the female suspect is in custody, we are providing her description in the hopes that someone may be able to provide information on the two male suspects based on her description. The suspect in custody is a 24-year-old, white female who is five feet seven inches tall with a light build. The sides of the suspect's head are shaved, and she has short black hair in a Mohawk style haircut across the top.

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-14-344881.

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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.