University police respond to robbery near campus

A victim was punched and sustained minor injuries when two suspects attempted to take a backpack.

A University of Minnesota Police car is parked outside of the Graduate Hotel on East Bank on Thursday, June 21.

Tony Saunders

A University of Minnesota Police car is parked outside of the Graduate Hotel on East Bank on Thursday, June 21.

Imani Cruzen

A robbery was reported near the Knoll area around 4 a.m. Saturday morning, according to a campus-wide timely warning.

After approaching the victim, two suspects allegedly attempted to take the victim’s backpack, according to the alert. The victim was punched in the face and suffered minor injuries. The victim is not affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

University police responded to the scene.

One suspect was described as a 30-year-old white female with black hair, wearing a white long-sleeve t-shirt and holding a red purse. The second suspect was described as a male wearing a black tank top and jean shorts.

The incident is currently under investigation and anyone with information is urged to call 1-800-222-8477.

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