University student robbed in Dinkytown

The incident occurred near the intersection of 11th Avenue Southeast and 8th Street Southeast early Wednesday morning.

Cody Nelson

A University of Minnesota student was robbed at gunpoint while entering his home in Dinkytown early Wednesday morning, according to a Minneapolis police report.

The student wasn’t harmed, but the armed suspect allegedly stole his wallet, cell phone and backpack, which contained a laptop and class materials.

Alex Granquist, a business and marketing education sophomore, was biking home from a friend’s house around 3 a.m. Wednesday when he said he noticed a suspicious man walking down the middle of the road.

“I always assume someone’s up to no good at that time of the night,” he said.

Granquist said he tried avoiding the man, but he approached Granquist as he was unlocking the door of his house near 11th Avenue Southeast and 8th Street Southeast. After asking to borrow a cell phone, Granquist said the suspect pulled a gun on him and took his belongings.

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