Mugger slugs female U of M student in face


Two University of Minnesota students were mugged just after bar close this weekend near campus -- the third attack in the area so far this month.

According to police, the two students were walking near the corner of 18th Street and University Avenue SE -- a few blocks from the new Gophers stadium -- around 2:10 a.m. Sunday when three men approached.

One of the strangers slugged a female victim in the face and took her wallet and keys. The other victim was also assaulted during the robbery.

The victims called police and received some minor treatment on the scene, but declined further medical attention.

A description of the suspects from university police:

Each of the three suspects are males between the ages of 20 and 25. One suspect is described as a white male, approximately five feet seven inches tall with a medium build and wearing a white button-up shirt with thin lines. A second suspect is described as a black male, approximately six feet two inches tall with a slight build and wearing a gray sweatshirt. The third suspect is a white male, but the victims were unable to provide additional information.

Another university student was out for a late-night jog in early April near the corner of 11th Avenue and 6th Street SE when a grungy looking guy demanded his money. The two struggled, and the jogger came out with a knife wound to the torso.

About a week later, a pair of brazen muggers punched a student in the face and took his wallet right outside the Library Bar in Dinkytown.