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Published December 28, 2010, 03:51 PM

8 Christmas Thefts in MN Apparently Related

St. Cloud police say eight separate burglaries during Christmas week appear to be related. Police Sgt. Martin Sayre says all eight break-ins happened between Dec. 20 and Dec. 25, within a radius of several blocks.

By: Associated Press,

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — St. Cloud police say eight separate burglaries during Christmas week appear to be related.

Police Sgt. Martin Sayre says all eight break-ins happened between Dec. 20 and Dec. 25, within a radius of several blocks.

The burglars seemed most interested in expensive electronics. The stolen items included 16 televisions, eight video-game consoles and seven laptops. The items had a combined value of more than $21,000.

Sayre says the thieves also caused thousands of dollars in damage to the homes.

Police ask anyone that anyone with information call them at 320-251-1200.

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