ARMED ROBBERY - Near the intersection of 11th Avenue SE and 7th Street SE
POSTED: September 16, 2013
On Thursday, September 12th at approximately 10:20 p.m. a University of Minnesota student was the victim of an armed robbery. The crime occurred four blocks off campus, near the intersection of 11th Avenue SE and 7th Street SE (see map below).
The victim and a friend were walking northbound on 11th Avenue when they encountered a group of six black males. As they walked through the group, the suspects surrounded the victim and one of the suspects pointed a gun. The suspects took the victim's purse that included an iPhone and other valuables, and the group of suspects fled. Neither the victim nor her friend was injured.
The only description available is for the suspect who pointed the gun. He is described as a black male, approximately five feet, ten inches tall, between 20 and 25 years old and wearing dark clothing.
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 MP-13-302404.
The University of Minnesota Police Department asks that you remember the following:
* Walking with someone is the easiest way to ensure your safety late at night and on the weekends. If you canít find someone to walk with, call the Campus Escort Service at 612-624-WALK for a free security escort, seven days a week, 24-7. On the weekends, call the Gopher Chauffeur at 612-388-6911 for free transportation to and from area destinations.
* Always be aware of your surroundings. When you are distracted you make an easier target.
* When threatened with a weapon, it's best not to resist. Your personal safety is more important than a lost wallet or cell phone.
* Carry minimal amounts of valuables.
* Keep written records of valuables, including model and serial numbers, in a safe place.
* Call 911 immediately if you are the victim or witness to a crime.
* Document information about the suspect for police (i.e. clothing descriptions, facial features, piercings or tattoos, speech, etc.).
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 their safety and are in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.