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Two Best Buy stores in Minnesota looted, all get away, report says

A flash mob of 20 to 30 suspected looters struck a Best Buy electronics store in Minnesota on Black Friday and managed to get away before police arrived, according to a report.

The incident happened around 8 p.m. at a Best Buy location near the Burnsville Center shopping mall in Burnsville, a suburb south of Minneapolis, WCCO-TV reporter Nick Streiff wrote in a Twitter post.

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It was not immediately clear how much merchandise was taken, police said, according to the post.

No weapons were believed to be involved in the incident.

In a separate incident at a nearby Best Buy in Maplewood, the Maplewood Police Department said a “large group” of 10-12 adult and juvenile suspects entered the store together and stole multiple high-value items.

Police called the incident a “grab and run” theft, adding that televisions, tablets and hoverboards were among the items stolen.

When police arrived, the suspects were already gone.

Police were looking into whether the two incidents were connected.

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Major retailers in cities and metro areas across the U.S. have seen numerous flash mob-style robberies in recent weeks.

On Tuesday, Los Angeles police Chief Michel Moore told the city’s Police Commission he planned to step up a police presence in response to several such incidents there, FOX 11 of Los Angeles reported.

Dom Calicchio is a Senior Editor at FoxNews.com. Reach him at dom.calicchio@foxnews.com. Follow him on Twitter @DomCalicchioFOX

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