UMN student shot at and robbed near Dinkytown

Suspects approached the student and stole his cell phone and cash, the student was not harmed.


The corner of 11th Avenue Southeast and 5th Street Southeast in Minneapolis (Photo Courtesy of Google Maps)

by David Clarey

A University of Minnesota student was shot at and robbed Sunday night near Pillsbury Court in the Dinkytown area, according to a University timely warning.

At approximately 1:30 a.m., two men approached the student with a gun and took his cell phone and cash. 

The suspects then ran toward a nearby waiting vehicle and shot once at the student before driving away. The student was unharmed.

According to the email, the student described both suspects as 19-21 years old with a light build. 

The student further described one of the suspects as 5 feet 9 inches tall and the other as 5 feet 8 inches tall.

The vehicle was described as a dark-colored Buick sedan. This is the third timely warning sent by the University since Aug. 27.