Two robbed at knifepoint in separate incidents around University area Wednesday morning

The robberies both happened after 4 a.m., with one at the bus stop near Jones Hall.

Students walk by the bus stop near Jones Hall in September, 2015.

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Students walk by the bus stop near Jones Hall in September, 2015.

Maraya King

Two robberies occurred early Wednesday morning, according to a University of Minnesota timely warning.

The first happened at approximately 4:15 a.m. at the bus stop near Jones Hall on Pleasant Street where a University student was approached by two suspects and was threatened at knifepoint for his valuables.

At 4:30 a.m., a similar robbery was reported where the victim, not affiliated with the University, was robbed by two men with a knife and forced to surrender her valuables at the intersection of 10th Avenue Southeast and Southeast Eighth Street.

Both victims were left physically unharmed and gave suspect descriptions that were similar.

The suspects were last seen walking west on Eighth Street and officials are asking anyone with information to call the Minneapolis Police Department.