Tuesday, March 21, 2006

New Robbery Alert - Somali Gangsters Strike Univ. Of Minnesota

Is there a Somali gang uprising in Minnesota?

You didn't read this in the Red Star:

Alert #: 7835
Robbery Near UofM Campus 3/17/06


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Suspect Information

Somali male in his late teens. Over 6 feet tall wearing a heavy, brown and white shirt.

Incident Details

A report was submitted to the Minneapolis Police Department regarding a robbery which occurred near the University of Minnesota Campus on the night of 3/17/2006. She was walking on the East River Road, near Ontario Street when a light colored sedan rolled up next to her. It was occupied by 4 Somali males in their late teens.

One of the males got out of the car, pushed the victim to the ground and took her bag. He then got back in the car and it drove away. No weapons were reported in the incident.

The suspect is described as over 6 feet tall and was wearing a brown and white shirt. No further description is available at this time. If you witnessed the crime, or have further information, we encourage you to call.

We would like to encourage the use of the University’s Security Escort program (624-WALK), and encourage people to be particularly cautious when walking alone at night.

Date Entered Date Last Updated

3/21/2006 1:38:41 PM 3/21/2006 1:38:41 PM

Minnesota - University Of Minnesota Police Department
100 Transportation and Safety Building
511 Washington Avenue,SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455