Two U of M students held at gunpoint in campus robbery

The University of Minnesota Police Department is investigating an armed robbery, which happened just across the street from Ridder Arena.

According to the press release, on Monday around 10:45 p.m. at the intersection of 18th Avenue SE and 4th Street SE, a suspect pointed a gun at two university students and demanded they hand over their valuables.

The two students gave him their items. They weren't harmed.

They last saw him boarding a westbound train at the Stadium Village light rail station.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late 20s, about six feet tall with a thin build. He was wearing a white polo shirt, dark green shorts, a black hat and black shoes.

This robbery happened just a day after a graduate student was hit in the face with a baseball bat during an attempted robbery on the campus.

Anyone with information about either case is encouraged to call UMPD at (612)624-2677.