ALERT: Critical / Major Incident

    Hamline Safety and Security Services would like to inform the university community about a robbery that occurred on Hamline’s Saint Paul campus Sunday, September 18 at 1:05a.m.

    Two suspects confronted a male Hamline student who was walking by himself near Old Main. Suspect #1 pointed a handgun at the student and said, “Pull it out.” The victim turned his pockets inside out. Suspects took the student’s money and ID and fled on foot. The Saint Paul police were called, and a report was made. Police and security officers searched the campus and surrounding neighborhood. Police detained four possible suspects and took photos. One of the possible suspects was arrested on outstanding warrants. It is unknown at this time if he is connected to the incident at Hamline.

    This incident is now under investigation by Saint Paul police. In response to the incident, Hamline University has requested St. Paul police increase patrols in the university neighborhood.
      SUSPECT DESCRIPTIONS: Information regarding suspect descriptions comes from the victim as reported to the Saint Paul Police Department.
    Suspect #1 is a black male, early 20’s, 5’6”-5”8,thin build, dark complexion, chin facial hair. He was wearing a white hooded, sweatshirt with the hood up. He was wearing dark pants.  He was armed with a handgun.
    Suspect #2 is a black male, early 20’s, 5'6”-5’8”,thin build, dark complexion. He was wearing a dark colored, hooded sweatshirt.


    Here are some general safety tips when out and about:

    Use the 24-Hour, Seven-Day-A-Week Safety & Security Escort Service: Call 651-523-2100

    If approached or confronted, get away as soon as possible!  Run if necessary.

    Go to a safe location immediately and call for help.  Call 9-1-1 in an emergency. If on or near campus, call Safety & Security (651-523-2100) as soon as possible for assistance.

    Use well-lit streets. Avoid isolated areas. Walk with a friend.

    Carry a small amount of cash and give it up readily.

    Always have your keys ready when you approach your vehicle or front door.

    Remember that carrying large or cumbersome packages makes you vulnerable.

    Ignore and walk away from panhandlers or tell them that you will call the police.

    If being followed, cross the street and go the other direction.

    Know where you are going and how to get there.

    Know where businesses and public buildings are located and their hours of operation.

    Never approach a person or situation that appears dangerous. Trust your instincts.