Gang of thieves makes rounds at St. Cloud mall

Published 11:51 am Thursday, December 23, 2010

ST. CLOUD, Minn.  — St. Cloud police say a gang of thieves hit a number of stores at a local mall, stealing credit and debit cards from mall workers.

Authorities tell KNSI-AM the thefts occurred Wednesday evening at the Crossroads Center mall.

Witnesses told police that two women would distract employees while a male accomplice sneaked into the stores’ back rooms and swiped the cards.

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Police remind mall employees, and workers at all stores, to take extra precautions in storing their personal items when they’re at work.