The University of St. Thomas Department of Public Safety has issued an alert regarding three robberies or attempted robberies that took place Friday evening, Sept. 11, in the vicinity of Grand and Snelling avenues and Macalester College.

In each case, victims were approached by one or more members of a group of five males between the ages of 13 and 17 who were riding bicycles. During the course of the robberies the victims were assaulted.

More details about the robbery, and crime-prevention tips, can be found on the Public Safety Web site. Go here and click on the top alert, titled “Robberies Near Macalester College.”