The University of Minnesota released a crime alert to warn students to be alert while brushing snow from their vehicles after an attempted robbery in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood on Sunday.
According to police, a woman who is not affiliated with the U was scraping the windshield of her car near the intersection of 13th Avenue and 8th Street when a man approached her, demanded money and brandished a handgun.
The woman backed away from the man and when her boyfriend left their home and came to the sidewalk, the suspect fled north on 8th Street.
No valuables were lost and the victim was not injured; however, police were unable to locate the man.
SUSPECT, WEAPON DESCRIPTIONS
According to the crime alert, the suspect in Sunday's attempted robbery is described as a black man between the ages of 25 and 29 with a dark complexion, standing about 6 feet tall with a medium build.
Police say the suspect was last seen wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt and black sweatpants; however, he was wearing the hood up and had pulled it tight so only his eyes, nose and mouth were visible during the incident.
As for the gun, police say the weapon involved appeared to be a black revolver with a thin barrel.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Minneapolis police at 612-692-8477 and reference case number MP-13-407893.