Authorities investigate if robberies are linked

Published 10:19 am Monday, December 14, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities are looking into whether the recent robberies of three University of Minnesota students are related.

The latest happened early Friday when a 19-year-old student was assaulted and robbed as a gun was pointed at his head north of Dinkytown near the campus. Sophomore David Tork said that he and three men had passed each other on the sidewalk when Tork got punched in the face and thrown up against the wall.

Tork said a gun was held “a couple of inches” from his head. He said the suspects “were pulling stuff” out of his pockets.

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It’s at least the third such robbery of a student on or near campus in less than three weeks.