A bunch of between 20 and 30 folks robbed a Best Buy in Burnsville, Minn., on Black Friday, stealing an unknown quantity of merchandise.
CBS Minnesota reported that the group overtook the Best Buy round 8 p.m., in accordance with legislation enforcement, stealing electronics and different merchandise. The suspects fled earlier than police arrived.
Police stated nobody was injured through the theft and no weapons have been discovered on the scene.
Also on Friday, police stated a smaller group broke into one other Best Buy in a mall close to Burnsville.
The Hill has reached out to the Burnsville Police Department for extra data.
The crime is a part of a latest development of smash-and-grab burglaries throughout the nation. Organized teams arrive at shops, break in and steal merchandise earlier than fleeing in getaway vehicles.
An Apple retailer and a Nordstrom have been robbed on Wednesday in California. The robbers stole about eight costly purses on the clothes retail retailer, and the Apple retailer suffered about $20,000 in product losses.
The Best Buy teams ransacked the shops whereas they have been open, in contrast to many different smash-and-grab robberies the place the suspects ransack shops after hours. The Best Buy in Burnsville closes at round 10 p.m., in accordance with its web site.
The CEO of Best Buy, Corie Barry, instructed CNBC’s “Squawk Box” her workers have been traumatized by the crimes.
“What I would really stress here is, for our employees, these are really traumatic experiences,” she stated. “Obviously, their safety is our first priority.”