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Police: Thief Forgets To Log Off Facebook After Burglarizing Home

A Minnesota man is in jail because he logged on to Facebook. Police say 26-year-old Nicholas Wig checked his profile from a home he broke into, and then he didn’t log off. It happened June 19 in South St. Paul.

06/23/2014

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Former Marine Foils Purse Snatcher In Blaine

A would-be thief who picked the wrong woman to mess with is in jail. Blaine Police say he tried to snatch Kathy George’s purse outside a Cub Foods on Tuesday. She is still shaken after the tussle. “It felt uncomfortable from the start,” George said.

06/11/2014

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1-9-14 Brazen St. Paul Thieves Discussed On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Sgt. Paul Paulos of the St. Paul Police Department talks with Dave Lee. Click the link to listen back to the podcast.

01/09/2014

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Cops: Bloomington McDonald’s Robbed At Gunpoint

Bloomington police are investigating after an early Saturday morning robbery at a McDonald’s. The incident took place at 3:30 a.m. on Nicollet Avenue as police said a man walked in, showed a gun and forced employees into the kitchen area.

09/21/2013

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DQ Worker Gives Blind Customer $20 After Theft

His name is Joey Prusak — a name people all over the country are reading about this morning. The 19-year-old Hopkins Dairy Queen employee is stealing hearts all over the country after an act of kindness he thought no one even saw.

09/19/2013

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Hopkins Dairy Queen Manager’s Act Of Kindness Goes Viral

Joey Prusak of Hopkins is still shocked after witnessing someone steal cash from a blind man in the Dairy Queen store he manages. Prusak said while working the register on Sept. 10 he saw the blind man he was helping drop a $20 dollar bill. “The lady behind him picked it up really quickly,” Prusak said. “I had no time to say, ‘Sir, you dropped that.'”

09/18/2013

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U Of M Area On Alert After Recent Gunpoint Robberies

A string of armed robberies near the University of Minnesota has police urging students to pay close attention to their surroundings, especially in the nearby neighborhoods of Dinkytown and Marcy Holmes.
U of M police issued a crime alert on Monday, describing two robberies that took place close to campus over the weekend. Investigators said they appear to be similar to four other robberies that happened in the past month — those were also close to the U. Some of the victims are students and some aren’t.

09/17/2013

The two suspects from the June 23 robbery on Linden Hills Boulevard. (credit: Minneapolis Police)

Police: Help ID These Armed Robbery Suspects

Minneapolis police and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s help in solving a June armed robbery, offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information. Authorities said at 10 p.m. on June 23, 2013, an adult female was robbed at gunpoint on the 4200 block of Linden Hills Boulevard. Just 20 minutes afterward, a white female went to the Super America at East Lake Street and purchased $300 worth of gift cards with the victim’s credit card.

09/13/2013

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Woman Robs Bank In Stacy

A female bank robber may have struck again in Minnesota. The Chisago County sheriff’s office say a woman robbed the Stacy branch of First State Bank of Wyoming around 3:20 p.m. Thursday.

08/22/2013

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FBI Wants Public’s Help IDing St. Cloud Robbery Suspect

The FBI is asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect from a Friday robbery of the American National Bank. According to authorities, an elderly man displayed a handgun around 5 p.m. at the bank on the 3200 block of Division Street West, demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount.

08/10/2013

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Kennel Owner Seeking Help To ID Puppy Thief

A man stole four puppies from a kennel in Prior Lake, but likely did not realize that his crime was caught on camera.

07/30/2013

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MSP Airport Worker Charged With Stealing Guns

A worker at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has been charged with stealing shotguns, revolvers and other weapons from the checked luggage of passengers who had connections through the busy Twin Cities airport.

04/09/2013

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Caught On Camera: Alleged Airport Baggage Thief

When you check your luggage in for a flight out of town you expect to land with all your belongings still intact.

04/05/2013

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Hastings Police Ask For Help Finding Purse Thief

Police are asking the public’s help in finding the person responsible for smashing a car window at the Hastings YMCA and stealing a purse inside.

02/22/2013

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Police: Craigslist Ad Leads To Teen Thief’s Arrest

Police say they found a teenager who invaded a home in Ham Lake and robbed a couple at gunpoint thanks to a Craigslist advertisement.

05/24/2012

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