Attempted auto theft on West Bank early Monday morning

The two suspects implied they had a gun.


Tony Saunders

Minneapolis Police drive downtown on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

Dylan Miettinen

An attempted car theft took place on the West Bank campus of the University of Minnesota early Monday morning, per a SAFE-U notification.

At approximately 1:30 a.m., two suspects near the intersection of Washington Avenue Southeast and 19th Avenue attempted to take the victim’s car.

According to the safety notification, the suspects implied they had a gun during the incident. One female suspect was approximately 5’7” and was described as “heavy set.” The other suspect, described as a male, was 5’8” with a thinner build. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

This is a Minneapolis Police Department case.

This is a breaking news report. More information may be added as it becomes available.