Public Safety Alert from Hamline University

Public Safety Alert from Hamline University

Public Safety would like to advise the University of St. Thomas community of the following information received from the Hamline University Safety and Security Office.

Hamline Campus Safety Alert

Hamline University Safety and Security Services would like to inform the Hamline community about a robbery that occurred off campus Sept. 15 at approximately 11:55 p.m. 

Two Hamline students were walking south on Holton Street toward Minnehaha Avenue when they were approached from behind by one suspect.  The suspect pointed a hand gun at the victims and demanded the victims’ property.  The students were not physically injured.

The suspect description is as follows: African American male, 5’7” wearing dark jeans and a gray hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up.

The Saint Paul Police Department have been contacted and requested to increase their patrols near the campus area during the night and early morning hours.  These patrols are now in effect. 

Crime prevention tips:

  • Use the Public Safety Escort Service to accompany you to your destination.
  • Walk with groups of people; there is safety in numbers.
  • Don’t take unnecessary risks. Stay in populated, well-lit areas.

Report crimes immediately to Public Safety and the police.

Remember suspect information, including approximate age, height, weight and details on hair, clothing, jewelry, scars, tattoos -- anything noticeable.

Use a buddy system with your trusted friends to watch out for one another.