U of M student robbed at gunpoint near campus

U of M file photo

Police are investigating after a University of Minnesota student was robbed at gunpoint in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood Sunday night. 

At 10 p.m., Minneapolis police were called to the 600 block of 13th Avenue Southeast in the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood near the U of M campus on a report of a robbery. 

A U of M student told police they were robbed at gunpoint. A man reportedly approached the student with a black handgun and demanded valuables. The man struck the student with the butt of the handgun until the student gave him some valuables. 

The victim did not require medical attention.  

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. The suspect is described as a man in his early 20s. He is 5’7” tall with a light build and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and reading glasses with black frames. He was last seen running eastbound to a waiting parked car on the corner of 6th Street Southeast and 13th Avenue Southeast. 

The waiting vehicle, which was being driven by another person, is described as a 2013-2015 Audi A7 Sedan. 

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477, text their top to 847411 or call the MPD tip line at 612-692-8477.