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2 Women Assaulted In Rosemount; Suspects Sought

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ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (WCCO) – Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a group of people who assaulted two women in Rosemount on June 12.

According to Rosemount Police, two women were walking home from a convenience store around 2:02 a.m. at the intersection of Cameo Avenue and Lower 147th Street.

The women told police they passed a loud group of one woman and three men. As they walked by, the women told the group they should quiet down because police were in the area.

The one woman in the group then allegedly jumped on the back of one of the other women and began to assault her, according to police. They eventually were knocked to the ground where two men in the group joined in on the assault. The other woman tried to stop the assault but was also knocked down.

Jacqueline Fritz was one of the women assaulted. She said the experience was a nightmare.

“And they were throwing me down, and then I’d get up and try to help her, and yeah it was just a nightmare,” she said.

The group stopped the assault as a car drove toward them but not before one of the men kicked the woman on the ground in the mouth, breaking her jaw, according to police.

The suspects then walked west on Lower 147th Street and turned north on Canada Avenue.

Rosemount Police Chief Gary Kalstabakken called it a random and brutal incident.

“And to actually come back and kick her in the mouth while she was still on the ground is much more brutal. Crime never makes sense but this certainly is unusual in how it occurred,”  he said.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Susie Jones Reports

The four suspects are described as:

1)            A white woman in her early 20s, around 5-feet, 4-inches tall and weighing between 130-140 pounds. She had sandy blond, shoulder length, slightly curly hair and was wearing khaki-colored shorts with pockets down the side.

2)            A light brown skinned man in his early 20s, around 5-feet, 10-inches to 6-feet tall with a slender build. He had dark hair in a “buzz” cut and was wearing khaki-colored shorts and a T-shirt.

3)            A white man with very pale skin in his early 20s, around 5-feet, 9-inches tall with a very thin build.

4)            A white man, around 6-feet tall, wearing a baseball hat, jeans and T-shirt. 

Anyone with information about the assault or who knows the suspects is asked to contact Officer Beth Richtsmeier with the Rosemount Police Department at 651-423-4491.

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