Police say rumor about spree of skyway cell phone thefts is false

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January 22, 2014
By: Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson

The Minneapolis Police Department has issued a release denying a rumor that circulated via email last week detailing a recent spree of cell phone thefts in the skyway.

“It is true that cell phone theft is on the rise in Minneapolis as it is across the country but a specific “rash” of cell phone thefts in downtown is false,” read the release.

The police did issue a message with tips for preventing phone thefts, which can be accessed here.