Public Safety Alert: Three Students Robbed at Gunpoint on Marshall Avenue

Public Safety would like to alert the University of St. Thomas community to an armed robbery at Marshall Avenue and Moore Street.

At 9:52 p.m. on May 25, three UST students reported they were victims of an armed robbery on Marshall Avenue at Moore Street. An unidentified male suspect approached the students from behind and stated that he had a gun. He instructed one of the students to give him her purse. The suspect took the student’s purse and another student’s wallet. The suspect then fled in an unknown direction on foot. The students reported the suspect had a small silver handgun in his hand, but it was never pointed at them. The students then went to Izzy’s Ice Cream and contacted the St. Paul Police Department.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his 40s, slightly overweight, wearing a red hat and gray sweatshirt.

The University of St. Thomas believes that descriptors alone are not a valid reason to profile or cast suspicion on any individual. They are included here because they may reasonably assist in identifying the perpetrator of this incident.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to call Public Safety at (651) 962-5100 or the St. Paul Police Department at (651) 291-1111.

For more information, see Public Safety’s May 26 Alert. Other recent alerts, advisories and bulletins, as well as crime prevention and safety tips, also are posted on the St. Thomas Public Safety website.