Student robbed in Marcy Park

by Ethan Nelson

A University of Minnesota student was robbed early Saturday morning in Marcy Park, near the intersection of 8th Street SE and 11th Avenue SE, according to a crime alert sent to the University community Tuesday.

The student wasn’t injured during the robbery, but the two suspects took his cellphone and wallet.

The student told police he was walking through the park when he saw two men sitting on a bench, who told him to stop. One of the men pointed a gun at him, and the other pulled out a knife.

After taking the student’s belongings, the two suspects ran north along 10th Avenue, the crime alert said, and Minneapolis police are investigating the robbery.