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St. Paul Duo Accused Of Prolific Theft Operation

WCCO 4 News

Investigators say they uncovered the largest retail theft operation in metro-area history.

A months-long investigation led Woodbury police to stolen merchandise potentially worth $1 million.

Prosecutors say Randal Simmons stole from stores all over the metro. They say he would then meet Brian Bowling, who would re-sell the items on the internet.

“This was these gentlemen’s full-time job. This is what they did for work was they were involved in this shoplifting and fencing and selling of stolen property,” said Woodbury Police Sgt. Neil Bauer.


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