Mankato Public Safety Officials say a young man was robbed of his cell phone and assaulted over the weekend near MSU’s campus.

Commander Dan Schisel says the alleged victim was sitting on a bench when an exchange occurred.

This happened near Val Iam Street. At some point, the victim leaves and hides in the woods for about an hour as the alleged suspect waits for another person to arrive

The victim denied any medical attention. He places the value of his phone at around $500.