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Crime Alert! Rapists attack University of Minnesota coed.

Posted in Solving Crime April 28th, 2008 @ 9:34 am

Early Sunday morning two rapists attacked a coed at the University of Minnesota dormitory. The rape occurred on the third floor of Pioneer Hall in one of the four-dorm buildings near East River Road.

An email alert was sent to all students and faculty members on campus at the University. Unfortunately, no one saw anything suspicious during that time. What is puzzling to police is that despite having over 1,200 surveillance cameras the police haven’t been able to identify the rapists.

Two young light-skinned black men between the ages of 18 and 24 confronted the coed in stairwell near a third floor men’s restroom in Pioneer Hall. One suspect grabbed the victim and pulled her into the restroom. The second suspect held her down while the first suspect assaulted her. When the assailants ran, the victim was able to get help from a friend in the building. The victim was able to give police a good description of her assailants who she did not know.

Campus police said that this was the first sexual assault of a victim by a stranger reported this year. In 2007 there were three assaults reported on campus and only two in 2006.

If you have information, contact University Police at 612-624-COPS or call an anonymous tip line at 612-626-TIPS.

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