Large Groups of Thieves Target Best Buys in Burnsville, Maplewood on Black Friday | New

(Miscellaneous, MN) Best Buy stores in two of the Twin Cities suburbs have been the target of large groups of thieves in incidents that resemble recent “flash mob” thefts reported in California. Thieves struck on Black Friday night at Best Buys in Burnsville and Maplewood, police confirmed. In Burnsville, a group of 20 to 30 people stormed the store shortly after 8 p.m., taking a number of items before fleeing shortly after in vehicles. Police confirmed to WCCO that no weapons were used and no one was injured in the incident, but no arrests have been made yet. Meanwhile, in Maplewood, police told Bring Me The News that a smaller number of thieves, six in total, stole goods and then fled in multiple vehicles. At present, it is not known how many goods were stolen in the thefts or the value. Just this week, Best Buy CEO Corie Barry announced that the company would be stepping up security in its stores after the emergence of smash-and-grab thefts, with high-profile incidents where groups of dozens have been reported. targeted high value retailers in California. . This could take the form of additional security guards or locking down some of his more valuable assets.