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Up to 30 Black Friday robberies at Best Buy in Burnsville


A group of 20 to 30 people seized numerous electronic items Friday night at the Best Buy store in Burnsville and quickly fled before police arrived.

No weapons were seen in the incident and no one was injured, Burnsville Police Captain Don Stenger said. No one had been arrested on Saturday morning.

“We don’t know exactly what was taken or the dollar value,” Stenger said.

The theft took place shortly after 8 p.m. on Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year after the Thanksgiving holiday. According to unconfirmed media reports, a similar robbery carried out by a smaller group also occurred at Best Buy in Maplewood on Friday.

The incidents resemble a number of recently reported mass robberies across the United States, where groups of people “swarm” a store, clear merchandise shelves and then flee.


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