The following is sent on behalf of Alan Simms, Associate Vice-President (Administration):


To:                   All Staff, Students and Faculty at the University of Manitoba


At approximately 11:00 pm last night a University of Manitoba student was walking westbound on McDermot Avenue to her car parked at a meter beside E Lot when a male, riding a bicycle, approached and brandished a knife and demanded her purse. The student complied and the suspect fled south through H Lot then west into the alley between McDermot and Tecumseh. The student was unharmed. The theft is currently under investigation by the Winnipeg Police Service. 


The suspect was described as Aboriginal male, 30-35 years of age, approximately 6 feet tall, with grey hair, wearing a dark hat, dark hooded sweatshirt, and grey pants.


We would like to remind all staff, students and Faculty at both the Bannatyne and Fort Garry campuses to be aware of your surroundings when walking at night. To protect yourself, walk with a friend or co-worker or contact SafeWalk at 474-9312 for an Officer escort at anytime of the day or night.