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Police hunt for suspects who strangled, robbed woman in Minneapolis

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Police are looking for two men suspected of robbery in Uptown, Minneapolis, in which a woman was strangled unconscious and her credit cards were stolen.

Patrols will be stepped up in the area around 2500 block of Aldrich Ave. S, after police say the victim was attacked by a white man who grabbed her around the neck with his hands at around 1:40 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 30.

Police released surveillance footage of two men suspected of being involved; the video was released after the men used one of the credit cards stolen from the female victim.

The victim was choked and strangled to the point she was no longer conscious, police spokesman John Elder said in a news alert, and received numerous other injuries during the assault.

After regaining consciousness she screamed for help and was aided by some Good Samaritans who called 911, according to the alert. When police arrived, the man suspected of choking her had disappeared and the woman taken to the hospital.

WCCO reports police are unsure at this stage if the victim was sexually assaulted, but noted one witness said the victim's pants were found on the ground nearby.

Minneapolis PD said the inspector commanding the 5th Precinct will increase "directed patrols" in the area and has asked its officers for "more community engagement in the affected neighborhood."

"We are allocating patrol resources in an effort to prevent future acts of violent crime," the news alert said.

Anyone with information about this crime or the two men should call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send an anonymous tip to CRIMES (274637) and begin message with: TIP674. The case number is 15-327219.

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