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."