Man Charged in Parking Ramp Stabbing Now Faces Charges in UMN Robbery

Man Charged in Parking Ramp Stabbing Now Faces Charges in UMN Robbery Photo: KSTP

July 31, 2017 06:30 PM

The man arrested in the stabbing death of a woman in a parking ramp earlier this month has now been charged with two counts of aggravated robbery in connection to an earlier incident on the University of Minnesota campus.

Benjamin Love, 44, is charged in connection to an incident in which a male and female waiting for an Uber near Blegen Hall early in the morning of July 3 said they were approached by a male who displayed a knife and demanded their property.


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After turning over watches, phones, money and credit cards, the two victims allege Love ordered them at knifepoint to strip off their clothing and left them naked as he fled toward downtown.

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Love is already facing robbery and second-degree murder charges in connection with the stabbing death of 31-year-old Mai Yer Cha in a Minneapolis parking ramp on July 15.

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Police say they responded to a report of a stabbing just after midnight to the ramp on Second Avenue North.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult female, later identified as Cha, who had been stabbed. Cha was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. She died Wednesday.

Police arrested Love in connection to the incident on July 20.

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