Maple Grove is a popular destination for holiday shoppers.
This year Maple Grove Police are launching a holiday crime initiative to reduce shoplifting.
Police say shoplifting crimes are up this year. Only days away from Black Friday, Maple Grove police say they have had 528 shoplifting cases so far this year, more than all of last year.
Commander Jon Wetternach says sometimes thieves will carry tools to defeat security tags. They include large magnets like the ones stores use to remove tags or small pliers to cut… Read More