A group of five men sexually assaulted a woman walking in the Lyndale neighborhood at 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, police said.
According to the police advisory, the group called the woman over to their vehicle, and she spoke to them for a moment and walked away. Police said they approached her a short time later on foot and brought her to an area near 32nd & Blaisdell, where they sexually assaulted her.
Police described the suspects as dark-skinned Somali males with ages estimated between 15-56, riding in a small black four-door vehicle with tinted windows and a gray or silver interior. Police provided the following suspect descriptions:
— Age 19-23 and 6 feet tall with a light build and short black frizzy hair.
— Two suspects were described as age 19-23 and 6 feet tall with a light build and short black hair.
— Age 15-17, a height between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall, with a light build and short black hair.
— Age 50-56 and 6 feet tall with a heavy build and balding.
Anyone with information on the case can call the Sex Crimes unit at 673-3081 in reference to case number 16-082076. An anonymous tip line is available by texting MPD and the tip to 847411 (Tip 411).
A free Personal Safety Workshop is scheduled for Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the 5th Precinct office, located at 3101 Nicollet Ave.