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Burglars hit Woodbury nutrition business; suspect photos released

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Add another to the list.

Burglars struck again Sunday - the latest in a long string of break-ins to Woodbury businesses - and made off with another safe. The burglary to Tailor Made Nutrition, 8160 Coller Way, occurred two days before Woodbury police released photos of possible suspects.

The photos, gleaned from surveillance video taken during a Christmas Eve break-in at neighboring Elite Liquor, reveal four male suspects all wearing hoods.

Police believe the same group of people is responsible for numerous business burglaries that have occurred around the city for more than a month. Other business burglaries have included Kay Jewelers, Haskell's Liquor Store, Yang's Chinese Restaurant and Jordan Meats.

In the Tailor Made Nutrition incident, police responded at 10:51 p.m. Sunday to a business alarm. The first officer on scene noticed the glass broken out of the business' front door. A safe and its contents - the value of which was still being assessed, police said - was missing from the business.

"They were in and out," said Woodbury investigator Brett Billmeyer, adding that Sunday's break-in had "the same M.O" as the other business burglaries.

Police sent out warning letters to Woodbury liquor stores after the Elite Liquor incident.

Billmeyer said a detective has been assigned to pursue the case full-time.

"We do have some suspects in mind," he said.

Woodbury police posted photos of the suspects and a vehicle on the department's Facebook page on Tuesday.

Police identified the suspects as follows:

Suspect 1 - black male, early 20s, black hoodie jacket with a large decal on the left breast of the jacket

Suspect 2 - unknown race of male, early 20s, taller, appears unshaven, wearing a longer coat with a circular decal on the left breast of the jacket.

Suspect 3 - unknown race of male, wearing a large puffy jacket, and hat pulled low.

Suspect 4 - black male, early 20s, appears unshaven, hoodie sweatshirt with a strip across the middle.

The suspects used an early 2000's Jeep Grand Cherokee, white in color.

"Anyone who can identify these men or who can provide any information about this case is asked to contact Det. Todd Jagodzinski at 651-714-3600 or," the Facebook post reads.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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