Crime alert issued after stranger rapes reported in S. Mpls.


Minneapolis police are advising residents to take extra precautions after two female victims walking alone in south Minneapolis during early morning hours this week were attacked and sexually assaulted, FOX 9 reports.

Police say last Monday around 2:20 a.m., a victim was walking through an alley near Franklin Avenue W. and Lyndale Avenue S. when the suspect approached her.

He first attempted small talk, then dragged the victim into a grassy area and sexually assaulted her. The victim reported her attacker was armed and threatened to kill her.

The second incident occurred two days later at 2:07 a.m. near 2800 block of Stevens Avenue S. The victim was walking home through a park when she heard someone trying to get her attention. She attempted to ignore the suspect, who grabbed and dragged the victim to an area where she was sexually assaulted.

No descriptions were released.

Police are advising residents to avoid walking alone at night and walk in a group instead, limit alcohol consumption to stay alert and carry your car or house keys in your hand when walking outside.

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