Two University of Minnesota students lost wallets, cash and cell phones, but otherwise were unhurt when they were robbed at gunpoint on campus Wednesday night, police said.
The students were outside University Village at 2601 University Av. SE. when two men approached them at 11:45 p.m. The robbers fired one gun shot as they fled the scene in a light colored, possibly a silver or gold, sedan, said Lt. Chuck Miner.
The victims described the suspects as East African or Somali men. One was a thin build, wearing a dark blue or black sweat shirt, dark jeans and a Minnesota Twins baseball cap. The second is of medium build, small beard, wearing a dark sweat shirt, dark jeans and a blue baseball cap.
No one has been arrested and police are trying to determine if cameras in the area recorded the incident, Miner said.
This is at least the seventh robbery handled by university police this year. There were a total of 24 robberies on the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses last year and 28 in 2006, according to figures on the police department's website.
Anybody with information about Wednesday's robbers is asked to call police at 612-624-2677.