MINNEAPOLIS - U of M campus police are looking for a group of suspectsresponsible for a handful of violent robberies early Sunday.
Deputy Chief Charles Miner says U of M students were targeted infour separate robberies between 1and 4:45 a.m. either on, or very close to campus.
The robberies took place at the intersection of Harvard Street and Washington Avenue; on Washington Avenue on a Metro Transit Bus near the Willey Hall bus stop: and at the intersection of 17th Street and University Avenue near the Armory.
Miner says In each case two or more victims were assaulted and robbed by a group of five or six black males. No weapons were used in the robberies, but in all four cases victims were punched or kicked by the suspects.
The robberstook all sorts ofvaluables including wallets, cash and cell phones.
All of the men involved are described as being between the ages of 18 and 25 years old. One man had a goatee beard and mustache, and wore a black, puffy, North Face vest. Other suspects wore orange or red, and black or dark blue sweatshirts.
U of M Police are working closely with Minneapolis and Metro Transit Police on all four cases. Additional patrols will be in place for the short term.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the University of Minnesota Police Department at 612-624-COPS (2677).