Police: Two men robbed, then fired gun at U of M student in Dinkytown

The suspects are still at large.

A University of Minnesota student was robbed at gunpoint and then shot at by the suspects over the weekend.

Luckily, the bullet missed the student, but the two robbers are still at large.

According to an incident report from the Minneapolis police department, the robbery occurred early Sunday morning near the intersection of 11th Ave SE and 5th Street SE, which is in the Dinkytown neighborhood, and about a mile away from the U of M campus. 

The 19-year-old victim later told police he was approached around 1:30 a.m. by two men – one of whom was armed with a gun – and robbed of his cellphone and cash. 

The suspects then ran to a getaway vehicle nearby, but before getting in and speeding off, one of them fired a shot at the student, the report says. 

Authorities arrived a short time later, after multiple people reported the shot to police.

The report describes the suspects as "black males, approximately 19-21 years of age, 5' 9'', light build."

According to WCCO, their vehicle is a dark-colored Buick. 

If you know anything about the crime, you can reach out to police anonymously right here

Campus crime

A report that came out last fall indicated an upward trend in the number of on-campus rapes and robberies at the university.

The U of M police department's study, which was released in October, looked at the crime rate between 2015 and 2016, and found that "significant crimes" had increased by a few dozen since the previous report (you can look at the findings here).

Campus safety at the U of M currently holds a "C-" grade at college factual.

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