U police looking for two sex crimes suspects

A University of Minnesota student was the victim of criminal sexual contact on Tuesday evening in front of Moos Tower. The victim was walking westbound on Washington Avenue when the suspect ran up behind her and grabbed her genital area and then ran off, according to a University Police alert. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately six feet and four inches tall with a light build. He had “scruffy” facial hair and was wearing a black, bulky jacket and a stocking cap, University Police Chief Greg Hestness said in the alert. Another University student was the victim of indecent exposure on Tuesday evening in front of the Science Classroom building. The victim was walking toward the building when a man approached and exposed himself to her. She then ran north on Pleasant Street. The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-40s, approximately five feet and nine inches tall. He was wearing round glasses, a navy blue jacket and a dark stocking cap. The two crimes are believed to be separate and unrelated. Police encourage anyone with information about the incidents to contact the University of Minnesota Police Department at 612-624-2677.