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Garrison Keillor Bookstore Burglarized
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A St Paul bookstore owned by political pundit Garrison Keillor was burglarized overnight, with a male and female suspect visible on surveillance video. A safe and cash register were pillaged.

Garrison is no doubt delighted that he was able to do his part to level the economic playing field, and is probably restocking his store for the next "do it yourself" wealth redistribution session as we speak.

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Management of Common Good bookstore are angry about the recent burglary of the store, referring to the suspect as a "loser", and have posted surveillance photos of the two who stole the store's safe on the store's blog.


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Woman finds safe stolen from Garrison Keillor's bookstore
By Mara H. Gottfried
Updated: 08/03/2009 04:53:24 PM CDT

A safe found Friday is connected to the burglary of Common Goods Books, a St. Paul shop owned by Garrison Keillor, police said today.

A woman walking her dog Friday night found it near railroad tracks in the area of Linwood Park, around Ben Hill Road and Deubener Place, said Sgt. Paul Schnell, St. Paul police spokesman.

The safe had been pried open, Schnell said. Miscellaneous papers, deposit slips and receipts were left behind, he said. All valuables were gone, but what is left is being processed for evidence, Schnell said.

No arrests have been made, though police are looking at a couple of "people of interest," Schnell said. Police have received leads and investigators are following up on them. They're also looking into whether the case is connected to other burglaries in the area, Schnell said.

A man and a woman were caught on surveillance tape early Thursday breaking into Common Good Books. Keillor is the creator of the long-running public radio show, "A Prairie Home Companion."

Store management went on the offensive, posting screengrabs of the crooks online and even "tweeting" a description of the man on Twitter:

"If anyone saw a goateed loser in long shorts and Longhorns cap carrying a safe at 1:20 last night, plz call the St Paul PD," the post on the social networking site said.

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