Crime Alert: Robberies Along Central

posted Jun 30, 2011, 1:12 PM by Ronnie V   [ updated Apr 4, 2013, 9:43 PM ]
From the City of Minneapolis:

June 30, 2011

For Residents of the 2nd Precinct, Sector 2, North of Broadway

 Facts:

Since June 1, 2011 there have been 12 robberies of person on and around Central Avenue NE. 

The area of interest is:

  • North boundary: 27th Avenue NE
  • East boundary: Polk Street NE
  • South Boundary: 20th Avenue NE
  • West boundary: 7th Street NE

Incident information:

The robberies have happened at various times of the day and on different days of the week:

  • 2 occurred between 11:00 a.m. and 12 noon
  • 6 occurred between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • 4 occurred between 9:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.

The suspect information has been varied from incident to incident.

What you can do:

Victims of robberies can be any age and race and can be men or women. Take the following precautions:

  • Be observant and aware of your surroundings – do not be distracted
  • Walk in well-lit areas – avoid alleys and poorly lit areas
  • Try to walk with another person
  • Carry as little cash as possible
  • Carry your keys and money in a pocket, not in a purse or wallet
  • Call 911 if you believe you are being followed or are in fear of being harmed

If a robber approaches you, don’t resist. Try to get a good physical description (color clothes, age, height, weight) of the suspect(s), direction of travel, vehicle description (if one noticed) and license plate number; 

Call 911 immediately

If you witness suspicious behavior, persons, vehicles and/or activity call 911. Give detailed descriptions of what you are witnessing.

Block leaders and block clubs please distribute this advisory to your neighbors.

For more information on personal safety, forming a block club and/or crime prevention information call MPD, 2nd Precinct, Crime Prevention Specialist Nicholas Juarez 612-673‑2797 or Lt. Kathy Waite at 612-673-3678. 
 






 

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