Two robberies reported near UMN campus

The robberies are possibly related, according to an all-campus alert.

by Emily Sizen

Two robberies occurred Friday night near the University of Minnesota, according to an all-campus safety alert sent out Saturday.

The Minneapolis Police Department responded to the reports around 8:50 p.m. on Friday. The first robbery occurred near 15th Avenue Southeast and 8th Street Southeast and the second occurred near 14th Avenue Southeast and 6th Street Southeast, according to the alert. The robberies are possibly related, according to the alert. 

The suspect was described as a man wearing a white or off-white sweatshirt and potentially wearing dark pants. One of the victims, who is a University student, had their cell phone stolen.

This is a breaking news report. More information will be added as it becomes available.