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During the fall semester, there have been 27 burglaries, including 24 that have happened just off campus. KARE

MINNEAPOLIS – Officials with the University of Minnesota Police Department hope it's a quieter spring semester.

During the fall semester, there have been 27 burglaries. Twenty-four of those have happened just off campus and four have take place on campus.

On Monday, another crime alert was issued after a suspect walked into a Carlson school building, approached a student and claimed he had a gun. He then stole the student's laptop.

U of M police say they are seeking more information, but have received a "good tip."

"People are carrying more valuables around so we're an easier target," said sophomore Sophie Pulice. "Everyone carries their laptops to class and their phones."

U of M police say they will re-focus on a daytime presence. They believe that thieves are "becoming desperate."

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