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Crime Alert: Twin Cities Campus - Marcy Holmes

Three separate robberies occurred over the past weekend near the University of Minnesota campus.

The first incident occurred on Friday, November 14, at approximately 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of 12th Avenue and 6th Street SE. The student victim was walking home when she noticed a single suspect following her. When the victim turned to confront the suspect, the suspect struck the victim in the face and took her wallet.

The victim describes the suspect as a black male, approximately 23-27 years old, five feet seven to five feet nine inches tall with a medium build. The suspect was wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt and black pants. (Minneapolis Case #: MP-14-402937)

The second incident occurred on Saturday, November 15, at approximately 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of Riverside Avenue and 19th Avenue SE. The victim was walking home when he was approached from behind and assaulted by three suspects. The victim's jacket, wallet, and keys were stolen, and he may have suffered a broken nose.

The victim was not able to provide a detailed description of the suspects, other than they were three black males younger than 20 years old. (Minneapolis Case #: MP-14-404062)

The third incident occurred on Saturday, November 15, at approximately 9:45 p.m. near the intersection of 7th Street and 14th Avenue SE. The victim was walking northbound on 14th Avenue when he was approached by four males. One suspect asked the victim for a cigarette, and then struck the victim in the face. The first suspect continued striking the victim as the other suspects went through his jacket pockets. The suspects took the victim's wallet and fled southbound on 14th toward 7th Street. The victim sustained minor injuries.

The victim describes all of the suspects as males between the ages of 15 and 20 years old, all wearing dark clothing and heavy winter jackets. Three of the suspects were white males, and the fourth suspect who assaulted the victim is described as Hispanic or American Indian. (Minneapolis Case #: MP-14-404877)

City of Minneapolis Police are investigating these off-campus crimes. Anyone with information related to these crimes is asked to call the Minneapolis Police Tip Line at 612-692-8744 and reference the case numbers listed above.

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Information to Know

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