MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – University of St. Thomas officials have issued a safety alert saying two students and their friends were robbed early Sunday morning by two men, one of whom reportedly had a gun.
The students reported that the robbery happened at about 1 a.m. near the intersection of Prior Avenue and Portland Avenue. That’s just east of the university’s campus.READ MORE: At Duluth's Rose Garden, Thousands Of Vibrant Flowers Are Uniquely Situated On Lake Superior's Shore
Officials say the suspects approached the two students and their two friends. One suspect brandished a gun, and a one of the students immediately handed over her wallet.
When the armed suspect pointed his gun at the other student and her friend, they both turned over their purses.READ MORE: COVID Community Test Sites In Mpls., St. Paul, Bloomington To Close By End Of The Week
The suspects then reportedly ran south down Prior Avenue for about a block before getting into a black SUV.
The suspects are described as being men in their early 20s. The suspect who brandished the gun is said to be short in height and have long braids.
This is the second robbery to happen near campus in the last 10 days.MORE NEWS: Twin Cities Among Metro Areas Included In Biden Plan To Curb Violent Crime
If you know anything about the robbery, call the St. Paul Police Department at 651-291-1111 or St. Thomas Public Safety at 651-962-5100.