Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Thieves nab stained glass windows
Three Minneapolis men are suspected of stealing 157 stained glass windows from homes in St. Paul, Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs. Disguised as construction workers, the thieves calmly dismantled windows during daylight hours from vacant and occupied homes. The Star Tribune reports that one victim was Don Olson of the 1700 block of Marshall Avenue in St. Paul. Five of his windows were unhinged from his historic home while he was at work. "Some of the best things left in [this house] are the woodwork and the windows," Olson told a reporter.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that most of the "windows were valued between $189 and $865 apiece, but one was reportedly worth $2,500." Officers from the St. Paul Police Department recovered the windows after a neighbor reported suspicious behavior to police.

Missing a stained glass window from your house? Hustle over to 830 Barge Channel Road between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. today (July 25) and see if the cops have recovered your window.

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