U of M student punched in the face, robbed

After a fairly quiet fall and winter, a violent robbery and assault on the University of Minnesota campus has students and police alike on high alert.

Around 11 p.m. Friday evening, a U of M student was walking on the Williamson Hall Plaza when four men came up to him from behind, according to a campus crime alert. They punched the student in the face, then demanded all his valuables. The student surrendered his wallet, cell phone and headphones. The four men then ran off on Pillsbury Drive, then headed towards Dinkytown.

The student suffered a chipped tooth in the incident, but police said he was not seriously injured.

About two hours later, University Police stopped four teens  who matched the suspect descriptions courtesy the assaulted student. Officers arrested three on the spot, but one ran off. Investigators are working to determine if the three arrested committed the attack.

If you have any information, please call University Police at 612-624-COPS and give them reference number UM-15-026598.
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