Student robbed at gunpoint in January

Also, a Prospect Park resident’s apartment was burglarized.

Nicholas Studenski

A University of Minnesota student was robbed at gunpoint in Marcy-Holmes last month.

Multiple suspects stole cash from the student on Jan. 25 at about 7 p.m., then fled the scene of the crime — 12th Avenue Southeast and Seventh Street Southeast — according to the Minneapolis police report.

The student declined to comment on the incident.

From January to December last year, 26 robberies were reported in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood, according to Minneapolis police data.

University police Deputy Chief Chuck Miner said Monday night that University police haven’t yet decided whether to send a crime alert for the incident. Since the student reported the robbery five days after it occurred, Miner said University police would be less likely to send an email alert about it.

Burglary at Stadium View

An Art Institutes International Minnesota student lost a weekend’s worth of tips in a burglary Sunday night.

Film student Rachel Ebert was in her bedroom at Stadium View apartments when she heard someone come in. Ebert said she assumed it was a roommate, so she didn’t think much of it. Soon after, she heard the door slam.

Ebert said went to the kitchen to get her purse and noticed it was missing from the counter where she left it.

“The fact that someone got in my apartment really freaks me out,” she said.

Ebert said her door only opens with a key card, so she thinks the suspect somehow had one. She said she’s been particularly careful lately after hearing about crimes affecting local students.

The purse contained Ebert’s Minnesota driver’s license and about $170 in cash, which she earned in tips over the weekend.

“[I’m] upset that I worked all weekend for the money and now it’s all gone,” she said. “It makes me feel awful.”

Masturbator in Moos Tower

Police responded to a report of a man masturbating in Moos Tower on Jan. 27.

A University staff member saw the man, 46, watching pornography and inappropriately touching himself around 4:45 p.m., according to the University police report.

The staff member then made a citizen’s arrest and called the police.

Police identified the man with his driver’s license and issued him a citation for indecent exposure.