Burglar Targeting Christmas Presents Shoots Blaine Homeowners While Fleeing

23December 2021

BLAINE, Minn. (WCCO) — Police say a Blaine couple was shot while walking into their home Wednesday night by a fleeing thief who tried to steal their Christmas presents.

It happened at about 8 p.m. at a home on the 1800 block of Jackson Street. Police say the homeowners had left for an hour, and when they returned and entered their home, a burglar ran out and fired a single shot at them, striking each in the leg.

(credit: CBS)

Police say their injuries are not life threatening, and they’re in stable condition Wednesday night at an area hospital.

Police say they set up a perimeter in the area, but the suspect is still at large. Investigators don’t believe the homeowners were singled out for any reason. The thief fled without any of their presents.

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