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Crime Alert

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT - Intersection of 15th Avenue SE and Brook Avenue Street SE

POSTED: October 29, 2013

On Sunday, October 27, sometime between 2:40 and 3:10 a.m. a University of Minnesota student was the victim of a criminal sexual assault. The assault occurred off campus near the intersection of 15th Avenue SE and Brook Avenue SE in the Como neighborhood.

The victim had left a party and was walking home alone when she was approached by three males. One of the suspects struck the victim and sexually assaulted her while the two others acted as look outs during the crime.

The race of the suspects is unknown. The suspect involved in the attack is between 30 and 38 years old, five feet eight inches to six feet tall with a light build. He was wearing a dark jacket, dark shirt and jeans, and work boots.

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 13-357304.

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 hours a day. 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 its safety and are in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

For updates on any developments in this case, please visit the Crime Alerts page on the UMPD website. For more on campus safety and security, and for a list of campus safety resources available to you, visit the University's Safety and Security website.

Contact Information

Emergencies Dial 911

For Non-Emergencies, call 612-624-COPS (2677)

Mailing Address:

511 Washington Avenue Southeast
Room 100, Transportation and Safety Building
Minneapolis, MN 55455
[MAP]

E-mail: (police@umn.edu)

 
Last Modified: October 29, 2013
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