MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Apparently Robin Hood steals from tech stores to give to himself.

A 33-year-old St. Paul man, whose legal name is Robin Hood, allegedly stole two computers from a St. Louis Park store and has been charged with one count of theft over $1,000 and one count of possession of burglary or theft tools.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County, Hood stole a $700 desktop computer on June 7 from Micro Center in St. Louis Park.

The complaint states that on June 15, Hood left Micro Center with a $500 desktop computer without paying. After being confronted in the parking lot by a store employee, Hood said he must have dropped the receipt at the register.

Police said Hood then entered Micro Center’s bathroom, tossed his grey shirt in the garbage to reveal his red shirt underneath and put on a baseball hat.

Hood then made a small purchase and left the store before being detained by St. Louis Park police in the parking lot, the complaint states.

Police found a demagnetizing tool clipped to Hood’s belt, a device that thwarts security sensors commonly found on high-dollar items.


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