Brad Dress, The Hill, November 27, 2021
A group of between 20 and 30 people robbed a Best Buy in Burnsville, Minn., on Black Friday, stealing an unknown amount of merchandise.
The group overtook the Best Buy around 8 p.m., according to a spokeswoman for the Burnsville Police Department, stealing electronics and other merchandise. The suspects fled before police arrived.
Carissa Larsen, the spokeswoman, said police arrived at 8:05 p.m., but the suspects had already fled by that time. Larsen was unsure who placed the 911 call.
Larsen said she could not recall another incident like this one in recent history, but police do not at this time believe the crime could happen again.
Also on Friday, police said a smaller group broke into another Best Buy in a mall near Burnsville.
The Best Buy groups ransacked the stores while they were open, unlike many other smash-and-grab robberies where the suspects ransack stores after hours.
The CEO of Best Buy, Corie Barry, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” her employees were traumatized by the crimes.