Mankato Man Goes to Meet Woman, Assaulted & Robbed at Knifepoint

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(Mankato, MN) – The Mankato Department of Public Safety is looking for the suspect in an armed robbery from late Tuesday night.

Commander Dan Schisel says the victim had connected with a woman via social media and was going to meet her for the first time at the Cherry Ridge Apartments (101 Glenwood Avenue) around 11pm Tuesday night. When he arrived, he was confronted by a man with a knife.

The suspect physically assaulted the victim and stole his phone and wallet. The victim went to police headquarters and was then taken to the hospital to be checked out. Schisel says while the knife was displayed, it was not used in the attack.

Schisel also notes that while the investigation is still in the early stages, it appears like this was a set up.

The suspect is described as a while male, 5’10”, 160 to 170 pounds and was wearing a blue hat, blue jeans and a grey sweatshirt.

Anyone with possible information is asked to contact Mankato police at 507-387-8700.

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