Children’s Minnesota employee robbed at gunpoint outside of hospital, no injuries reported

According to an internal memo sent to Children’s Minnesota employees, a hospital employee had personal items stolen after being held at gunpoint outside the hospital Tuesday evening.

The memo, obtained by 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, says at least two men held an employee at gunpoint outside of the Minneapolis emergency department after using their vehicles to pen in the employee’s vehicle on 25th Street.

The suspects ran from the scene after stealing personal items from the employee.

Luckily, the hospital says the employee wasn’t physically harmed.

Employees are being encouraged to use the buddy system when traveling to and from their vehicle, bus stop, or train stop. Employees are also able to request an escort from security when leaving buildings and vehicles within two blocks of the campus.

As always, vehicles should be locked and employees shouldn’t be on their phone when walking to and from their destination.

Children’s Minnesota issued the following statement regarding the incident.

“On the evening of Aug. 23, 2022, a Children’s Minnesota employee was held at gun point outside of our Minneapolis hospital. The employee was not physically harmed. Our security alerted the Minneapolis Police Department, which is investigating the incident. Children’s Minnesota is committed to the safety and security of patients, families, visitors and employees. Our efforts to improve that level of safety is continuous.”

– Children’s Minnesota

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS also reached out to the Minneapolis Police Department for additional information on the incident.

Police said they spoke with the employee, who told police the two suspects, believed to be in their late teens or early 20s, demanded the employee give them the personal belongings, including a cellphone and the phone’s password.

The suspects then left in their vehicles.

Police said the employee’s belongings were not found and an investigation is underway.