A group of University of St. Thomas students said they were victims of an armed robbery carried out by four suspects wearing ski masks.
The five students reported that they were robbed at around 3 a.m. Saturday on Cretin Avenue, between Selby and Dayton.
They said they were followed by a male in a black ski masks as they walking west on Selby, at which point a vehicle pulled up next to them.
Three more people in ski masks got out of the vehicle, one of whom had a gun.
The students were forced to hand over their belongings, per a public safety alert from the University of St. Thomas, with one of the suspects reportedly firing a shot into the air.
The suspects then fled northbound on Cretin. Police believe that two vehicles were involved in the robbery, the Star Tribune reports: a Ford truck and small, dark-colored SUV.
No arrests have been made at this stage.
Note: Some of the details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.