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Accused Shoplifter Charged With Assaulting Macy’s Employees

An accused shoplifter has been charged with attacking store employees when he was confronted about the theft. According to a criminal complaint, 20-year-old Carlos Antoine Smith of Rochester, Minn. was at a Macy’s store in Burnsville, Minn. last Saturday.

04/24/2014

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Teen Charged With Setting 2 Fires In Walmart To Mask Shoplifting

A Minneapolis woman was charged with two counts of arson after setting two fires inside of a Blaine Walmart store early Monday morning in order to cause a diversion while shoplifting. Rachael Howard Robinson, 19, was charged with one count each of first- and second-degree arson for an incident that took place just before 12:30 a.m. at the Walmart at 11505 Ulysses Street NE, according to the Anoka County Attorney’s office.

04/03/2014

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2 Mpls. Women Accused Of Shoplifting, Crashing Into Squad Car

Two Minneapolis women are facing serious charges stemming from a shoplifting incident at Burlington Coat Factory and a crash that damaged a squad car.

03/27/2014

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St. Paul Police Form Unit To Fight Organized Shoplifting

St. Paul police say half of the shoplifting in their city is due to organized crime, but a first-of-its-kind unit is targeting those thieves. The department has formed an organized retail crime unit that will go after the people who steal household items.

08/13/2013

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Mom Charged With Giving Heroin To Daughter, 12

A Maple Grove mother has been charged after police say she had been supplying a 12-year-old girl with heroin and marijuana.

10/22/2012

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Shoplifter Arrested After Cutting Employee With Box Cutter

A 25-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after police say he cut an employee with a box cutter while trying to steal plumbing parts from a hardware store.

07/31/2012

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Charges: Grandma Shoplifter Learned From TV Show ‘Cops’

Taking tips from the show “Cops,” an Anoka woman allegedly stole groceries and other items from a Kmart so that she could bake with her grandson, according to a complaint filed in Anoka County.

05/30/2012

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Charges: Shoplifter Hid Booze Bottles In Dress

Police arrested a 49-year-old woman Tuesday after she walked out of a Golden Valley Bylery’s with three liquor bottles hidden under her dress, authorities said.

03/23/2012

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Police: Man Caught With Drugs, 19 Inch TV In His Pants

A 21-year-old Columbia Heights man is accused of hiding drugs and stolen property in his pants while outside an Eagan business, according to charges filed Friday in Dakota County Court.

02/24/2012

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2 Suspected Shoplifters Arrested After Retail Stores Team Up

Several Twin Cities businesses are being credited with stopping a pair of suspected professional shoplifters.

09/16/2011

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Mother-Daughter Duo Accused Of Shoplifting In Elk River

A mother and her 15-year-old daughter have been charged with shoplifting together at an Elk River Cub grocery store.

03/01/2011

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St. Paul Couple Takes Holiday ‘Stuffing’ To A New Level

The couple wasn’t stuffing a turkey or even a holiday stocking but instead Woodbury Police say they were stuffing over-sized pants with merchandise from the Kohl’s in the Woodbury Village Shopping Center.

12/10/2010

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07/09/2010