Two alleged FloCo burglars arrested

Photos on social media of the suspects helped police apprehend them Saturday.

Nicholas Studenski

On Saturday, University of Minnesota police apprehended two men who allegedly had burglarized FloCo Fusion apartments the week before.

Apartment management emailed security camera photos of the alleged suspects to residents, and they spread quickly on social media as students attempted to track the men down.

It may have helped.

At about 12:15 Saturday morning, a University student called University police, saying she had seen two similar-looking men, University police Deputy Chief Chuck Miner said. The student saw the men inside Centennial Hall and recognized them from photos she had seen on social media.

University police identified the men and apprehended them based on probable cause information from the Minneapolis Police Department, which has been investigating the case.

One of the men was taken to jail, and the other, who is a minor, was released to his parents, Miner said. Both men were also issued trespass warnings for being inside of the Centennial residence hall. Miner said neither suspect has yet been convicted.