A University of Minnesota student was robbed of his laptop Sunday afternoon inside the Carlson School of Management on the West Bank campus, according to a crime alert issued Monday.
According to University of Minnesota police, the student was studying in the Carlson School atrium at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 when the suspect approached and demanded his laptop. The suspect claimed to have a gun, but didn't show a weapon.
The student gave up his laptop, then called for help and followed the suspect out the doors that face the intersection of 19th Avenue and 4th Street. During the chase, the suspect dropped the laptop, which was recovered by the student.
The suspect had a likely accomplice waiting in the entryway of the building, acting as a lookout. Both the suspect and accomplice can be seen entering the building at the 45 second mark of this video.
U of M police are trying to obtain clearer images of the suspects from surveillance cameras.
Anyone with information is asked to call the University of Minnesota Police Department at 612-624-COPS (2677) and reference case number UM-13-415394.
U OF M CRIME ALERTS
This is the 14th crime alert issued by University of Minnesota police since the start of fall classes.
Dec. 11: U of M student robbed at gunpoint on morning walk to class
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