A woman was sexually assaulted by a group of four men and a teenager while walking along a south Minneapolis street Saturday evening, according to a safety advisory issued by Minneapolis police.
The victim was walking in the Lyndale neighborhood around 9 p.m. when a car full of men called her over to their vehicle. They spoke briefly and she continued walking, police said.
A short time later, the five men returned and approached her on foot. They forced the woman to go to an area near 32nd Street and Blaisdell Avenue S., where they sexually assaulted her, police said.
The vehicle the five men were seen in is described a small black four-door sedan with tinted windows and a gray/silver interior.
Police released the following descriptions for the five, all identified as Somalis, with dark complexions.
Three of them were 19 to 23 years old, 6 feet tall, slender build, with short black hair (one had particularly frizzy hair); one was 15 to 17 years old, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, slender build, with short black hair; and the other was 50 to 56 years old, 6 feet tall, heavy build, with a balding head.
The vehicle they were in was described as a small black four-door vehicle with tinted windows and a gray/silver interior.
Anybody with information is asked to call the Minneapolis Police Department’s Sex Crimes unit at 612-673-3081 or the department’s tip line at 612-692-8477. Anonymous tips can also be texted to 847411.