Our neighborhood was rocked by the death of resident Paul Knobbe earlier this month. While the investigation is ongoing the MPD is unable to share more information at this time other than it is believed to have been a robbery. Karen Notsch (612-673-2856, [email protected]) our neighborhood’s Crime Prevention Specialist shared with me the following to help us protect ourselves.
What you can do:
- Carry only what you need. Do not take large amounts of cash or unnecessary personal items with you.
- Be extra cautious about your surroundings. Trust your instincts. Be aware of strangers loitering in your area. If anyone is acting suspiciously, call 911.
- Don’t get distracted! Cell phones, iPhones and other electronics can be a distraction to you and could draw the attention of someone who wants to take it from you.
- Be on the lookout. The police want you to call 9-1-1 for any suspicious activity such as strangers walking in yards or between houses, the sound of glass breaking or loud banging, and unfamiliar trucks or vans lingering in your alley.Talk to your neighbors about what you’ve seen and ask them to be alert to suspicious activity. We need everyone’s help.
- If you are confronted, stay calm and cooperate. Your life is worth more than your money or phone!
- If you are a victim of robbery, report it immediately by calling 911. Try to remember as much suspect information as you can when you are talking to 911.
- Thank you for your help!
Minneapolis Police Department