Video surveillance shows the pair trying to sell a phone that belonged to a woman who reported being sexually assaulted by an armed man who threatened to kill her just hours before.
Officials described the two as persons of interest in the case.
The victim told police she was walking down an alley near the intersection of Lyndale Avenue South and West 22nd Street at about 2:20 a.m. when a man approached and attempted small talk prior to dragging her to a grassy area.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of these two individuals is urged to call Sgt. Stot Dunphy, of the Minneapolis Police Department's Sex Crimes Unit, at 612-673-2881 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.