Monday, July 17, 2006

More University of Minnesota Armed Robbery Reported

The University of Minnesota's Minnesota Daily has a number of campus violent crimes detailed on their website, a couple of which I've posted previously. The list, however, includes one not previously reported in the Red Star or other MSM:

Armed robbery

A 41-year old man was robbed at gunpoint July 7, according to police reports.

The man was walking home from work about 2:30 a.m. and was approached by two people who threatened him with a gun, said Steve Johnson, deputy chief of University police.

The man was walking south along 15th Street Southeast toward a Dinkytown bus stop, Johnson said.

He was approached by the two, threatened with a gun and robbed in front of Bierman Field, Johnson said.

The people stole the man's wallet, according to the police report.

Johnson said that after this robbery the department did a count of aggravated robberies in their jurisdiction.

"These incidents made 74 robberies of persons in Southeast since the first of the year," Johnson said.

He said that while the number of aggravated robberies has been increasing since last year, 74 is still higher than average.
Do you get the feeling a lot of stuff goes on that we don't hear about?

I'm doing my best to bring it to you, but I still feel like a lot is slipping through the cracks. University Deputy Chief Johnson tells us there were 74 robberies in the campus area since the beginning of the year, so it's clear only a few are being reported in the media. Here's hoping we can change that.