Safety notification: Aug. 31, 2016

Posted June 24, 2018

Report of robberies near MCTC Campus

A message from Minneapolis Community and Technical College:

MCTC Public Safety was recently notified by the Minneapolis Police Department of an Aggravated Robbery which occurred approximately two blocks off campus on Wednesday, August 31 at approximately 1:24 p.m. According to the Minneapolis Police report the victim was robbed at knife point. The victims cell phone and wallet were taken. The suspects are strangers to the victim. The suspects fled on foot after the robbery. The victim went home to call 911. The victim was not injured during this incident. The victim does have a prior relationship with MCTC as a student.

If you have any information about this incident please notify MCTC Public Safety at 612-659-6910 or the Minneapolis Police Department at 612-692-8477.

Please utilize the Public Safety escort service. Officers will escort you anywhere within a two block radius of the main campus. Call 612-659-6910 to request an escort. If you witness suspicious activity or crimes in progress, call the Minneapolis College Public Safety Department Emergency line at 612-659-6900 and the Minneapolis Police Department using 911.

Prevention tips

  • When walking remain in well-lit and popularly traveled routes
  • Walk with a friend or call Public Safety for an escort
  • Remain alert and aware of your surroundings while walking.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and don’t become engrossed in your personal electronic devices.

Remember to take the following steps if you are a victim of a crime:

  • Report crimes immediately to the Police. If the crime occurs on or near MCTC property please call the MCTC Public Safety Department Emergency line at 612-659-6900 and the Minneapolis Police Department using 911.
  • Try to remember the description of the suspect(s), which includes:
    • approximate age
    • height
    • weight
    • details on hair
    • clothing
    • scars
    • tattoos or any type of distinguishing characteristic