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Safety notification: May 15, 2017

Posted June 24, 2018

Report of the burglary at Burger King

A burglary was reported to the Saint Paul Police by employees at Burger King, across Seventh Street from the Student Center, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Monday morning on 5/15/17. Public details can be found in this Twin Cities Pioneer Press article  “Police are investigating after two robbers forced workers at a St. Paul fast food restaurant into the walk-in freezer and pistol-whipped the manager before getting away with cash over the weekend.” University Public Safety officials offered support to this police investigation by viewing exterior camera footage and working directly with the lead police investigator. While no one at the university was involved or affected, this is a good opportunity to review the following safety interests.

Safety tips

  1. Call for escorts or walk with others; choose well-lit and direct areas at night and remain alert; walk confidently and purposefully.
  2. If you notice any suspicious behaviors on or around campus, please immediately notify safety staff.
  3. If confronted, make firm but non-challenging statements of your interests. If you believe you are in jeopardy, leave for somewhere safe.
  4. If you are a victim of crime, immediately inform the university safety staff who will help you and contact the police.

Safety officer phone numbers

Saint Paul

Main campus cell: 651-775-0444

Security desk: 651-793-1717

Library cell: 651-775-0715

Ramp cell: 651-368-4297

Ramp desk: 651-793-1730

Student Center cell: 651-775-6724


Cell: 651-775-6122


Safety: 612-659-6910

Emergency: 612-659-6900

Brooklyn Park (LECJEC)

Safety cell: 763-488-2655