MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities say a man accused of fatally stabbing a woman in a Minneapolis parking ramp during a robbery last month also robbed a couple outside a University of Minnesota hall and forced them to strip.

The Star Tribune reports that 44-year-old Benjamin Love, of Minneapolis, was charged Monday with two counts of first-degree aggravated robbery in the July 3 incident.

Love was charged last week with second-degree murder in the July 15 stabbing death of 31-year-old Mai Yer Cha. Prosecutors say the victim was trying to protect another woman in her group from being mugged.

In addition to those two incidents, prosecutors allege that Love has carried out at least two other violent robberies in Minneapolis.

Love remains in jail with bail set at $1 million.

Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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