Skip to main content

U of M police report robbery in campus building


University of Minnesota police are investigating a robbery Sunday on the U of M's Twin Cities campus, KARE 11 reports.

Officials say the victim, a male, was studying at about 3:30 p.m. in the atrium of the Carlson School of Management on the West Bank Campus when he was approached by a man who claimed to have a gun.

Even though the weapon wasn't produced, the victim gave the suspect his laptop, officials said.

After calling for help, the victim then reportedly chased the suspect, who dropped the computer. The student retrieved the laptop and was uninjured in the incident, police said.

Surveillance video capturing footage of the suspect entering the building with an alleged accomplice is being reviewed by U of M police.

According to the U of M's crime alert, the suspect in the case is described as a black male, between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall, with unshaven facial hair who had silver caps on his lower front teeth. The suspect was also reportedly wearing a navy blue hoodie, and his shoes were white on the top half and red on the bottom half.

Police describe the accomplice as a black male who was wearing dark clothing with a boot-style walking cast on his left foot.

Anyone with information about the crime is urged to call U of M police at 612-624-COPS (2677).

The incident comes amid rising concerns over crimes on or near campus during the fall semester.

Sunday's robbery marks the second crime inside a campus building this fall. Last month, a man approached a female student in Anderson Hall, revealed a gun and demanded her laptop, police said.

After the student screamed, the man ran into the university’s tunnel system with her empty backpack, police said.

The Minnesota Daily said the crime alert issued after Sunday's incident was the 16th alert this fall.


Next Up

Mike Zimmer

Vikings fans clamor for change after latest bad loss under Mike Zimmer

The "fire Mike Zimmer" tweets are raging on Twitter again.

Tony Oliva

Tony Oliva and Jim Kaat are finally heading to Cooperstown

The Twins legends were elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday night.

Tanner Morgan

Report: Gophers to play in Guaranteed Rate Bowl

The Gophers will reportedly head to Phoenix to take on West Virginia.

Adam Thielen

Winless Lions beat Vikings on final play of game

Adam Thielen also left early with an ankle injury

Payton Willis / Gopher Basketball

Gophers improve to 7-0 on Willis' late 3-pointer

The Gophers earned back-to-back road victories for the first time since January 2017.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Woman in critical condition after being shot in the head in St. Paul

Officers responded to the incident at around 2:45 a.m. Saturday.

Alexander Mattison

Vikings-Lions: 5 things you can count on

It's a great time for the Vikings to play the Lions.


Omicron variant confirmed in Wisconsin man who traveled to South Africa

Five other cases have been confirmed and linked to a Wisconsin wedding.

Sharon Mollerus - duluth - snow plow car

Sunday snowstorm walloping MN's North Shore with huge totals

Just ridiculous snow totals expected the rest of Sunday.

Screen Shot 2021-12-05 at 6.49.03 AM

Saturday snow causes havoc on Twin Cities roads

There were countless spinouts and crashes across Minnesota.