Yet another crime alert has been issued at the University of Minnesota after a student was robbed at gunpoint while walking to class Wednesday morning, Dec. 11
The victim was walking in the area of 14th Avenue SE and 6th Street SE at about 9:20 a.m. when the suspect displayed a handgun and pulled her backpack away from her. The backpack contained the victim's wallet, iPhone and iPad.
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The victim did not report the robbery until 9 p.m., so officers were not able to conduct an immediate search for the suspect.
The crime technically occurred off-campus and is being investigated by Minneapolis police. Anyone with information is asked to call the Minneapolis Police Tip Line at 612-692-8477 and reference case number MP-13-411067.
U OF M CRIME ALERTS
This is the 13th crime alert issued by University of Minnesota police since the start of fall classes.
Dec. 8: Woman threatened with gun while brushing snow off car
Nov. 30: Bus stop robbery, assault outside University Village
Nov. 27: Student pepper-sprayed in attempted kidnapping
Nov. 24: Student sexually assaulted by man impersonating police officer
Nov. 23: Student robbed by 3 men while walking home
Nov. 20: U of M student robbed at gunpoint on porch
Nov. 11: Attempted armed robbery of student at Anderson Hall
Oct. 31-Nov. 1: String of armed robberies and assaults
Oct. 27: U of M student sexually assaulted near Van Cleve Park
Oct. 13: U of M students victims of 4 separate robberies
Oct. 5: Robbery and assault at 11th Ave. SE and 7th Street SE
September: String of armed robberies in Marcy-Holmes
WHAT'S BEING DONE?
Minneapolis police have reassigned three quarters of the department's mobile cameras and lights to the neighborhood, and U of M Police Chief Greg Hestness said his officers have put in 211 overtime hours for robbery suppression this fall.