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You Can Help Prevent Crime at Augsburg!
-Trust Your Instincts – If you sense trouble, get away
-Be Observant and Aware – Remain alert, be aware of your surroundings, observe the other people around you. Know who is around you. Be alert for suspicious behavior (e.g. a person wearing a long coat in the middle of summer).
-Walk Confidently and Do Not Make Yourself a Target – Robbers are looking for an easy target. Keep your head up and eyes alert and walk at a steady pace. Do not walk while looking at your phone and avoid carrying lots of packages or other belongings. Walk in groups whenever possible.
-If You are Robbed – Do your best to stay calm and remember: safety first! Follow the robber’s directions, but do not volunteer more than asked for. If you have to move, tell the robber what you are doing and why. Try to get a good look at the robber so you can describe them later. Give the robber time to leave and note the direction they travel.
-After a Robbery – CALL DPS OR THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY. Try to recall as much as you can about the robber including physical description, clothing, speech and mannerisms.
-Notify DPS of any concerning or suspicious activity immediately.
For more information on crime prevention, please contact the department of Public Safety by emailing email@example.com.
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TIMELY NOTICE 8/17/2018: ROBBERY ON MINNEAPOLIS CAMPUS
Posted on August 17, 2018 by Gita Sitaramiah
In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 Augsburg University Department of Public Safety is giving notice of a concerning incident that occurred on 22nd Ave in front of the Hagfors Center on the Minneapolis campus.
REPORTED OFFENSE: Robbery
Today, 08/17/2018, DPS received a report that at 3:10 PM on 8/17/2018, a robbery at gunpoint occurred on 21st Ave S in front of the Hagfors Center at Augsburg University. The victim, who is not affiliated with Augsburg, was sitting on the benches on the east side of the Hagfors Center looking at their phone. The victim was approached by two individuals, one put a gun to the victim’s head and demanded the victim’s property. A backpack, purse and cell phone were taken. The suspects fled to a black sedan parked on the east side of 22nd Ave S under the Hagfors Center skyway and left Northbound on 22nd Ave. There is no further suspect or vehicle description at this point.
Keep your head up and always be aware of your surroundings
Do not sit or walk with your phone/laptop out
Do not walk with earbuds or headphones on so you can hear what is going on around you
Call Public Safety immediately if you notice any suspicious behavior
STATUS: This incident is currently under investigation by Public Safety and the Minneapolis
Police. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Minneapolis Police or Augsburg Public Safety at 612-330-1717.
Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (x1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available on our website: http://www.augsburg.edu/dps and in the CampusShield safety app (available for free download on Google Play and iTunes app store).
Augsburg University Department of Public Safety