An alert bank teller in Blaine is getting credit for tipping police to a suspected identity theft ring.
A drug pipeline that supplied meth from the Twin Cities to North Dakota has shut down. Strangely enough, it all started with electronics stolen from homes and businesses in Grand Forks and Twin Cities suburbs. The investigation began in North Dakota, according to Minneapolis Police Sgt. Scott Downing.
A group of thieves are targeting purses across the metro. They find victims in crowded restaurants and grocery stores looking for credit cards. The pickpockets have hit Minneapolis, Roseville, St. Louis Park, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove.
Federal prosecutors in Minnesota have indicted 20 people in what they say is a takedown of a large smartphone theft ring. The U.S. Attorney’s office says the operation bought stolen cellphones and resold them throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Four adults and one juvenile male have been arrested in suspicion of running a theft ring in Sherburne County.
A UPS store in Apple Valley is credited with stopping a huge theft ring in the United States involving stolen credit card numbers.
Stores have always had shoplifters. But not always like this.