Public Safety Alert: Phone Theft Near Minneapolis Campus Public Safety November 20, 2013 Public Safety would like to alert the University of St. Thomas community of a robbery recently reported by the Minneapolis Police Department via MPD Action Alert.Between 11:41 and 11:43 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, MPD reported an unidentified victim was robbed by an unknown suspect on the 1100 block of Harmon Place. The victim’s phone was taken while he was on break outside of a business on the block. Further incident details are not known at this time.UST community members who frequent the Minneapolis campus are reminded that phone thefts/robberies have become common crimes in downtown Minneapolis. Be alert when using smartphones and tablet type devices out in public.For more information, see Public Safety’s Nov. 19 Alert. Other recent alerts, advisories and bulletins, as well as crime prevention and safety tips, also are posted on the St. Thomas Public Safety website.Follow Public Safety on Twitter.