Blaine man accused of stealing from Target

A Blaine man has been accused in Anoka County District Court of stealing more than $5,000 worth of merchandise from multiple Target stores over a period of four months this past summer.

Adam Johnson Dack, 31, is due back in court Nov. 21 on a felony theft over $5,000 charge.

He remains in jail in lieu of $15,000 bail, which was set at his arraignment Oct. 23.

When a Fridley Police investigator responded to a theft report from the Fridley Target store Sept. 19, he was told by a store loss prevention employee that two known people were suspected of numerous thefts from Target stores in Anoka County in the past four months, according to the complaint.

When shown a photo line-up, the loss prevention officer immediately picked out Dack as one of  the suspects committing the thefts, the complaint alleges.

Dack allegedly stole or attempted to steal merchandise at various stores at least 22 times over a four-month period.

The Fridley detective and a Target store investigator reviewed surveillance video and still photographs from Target stores in Fridley, Lino Lakes, Champlin, Andover, Rogers and Blaine.

Dack is allegedly shown on surveillance video taking at least seven box DVD sets, five vacuums, four flat screen television sets and a surround sound system plus other miscellaneous merchandise from multiple Targets in the county.

In addition, surveillance video also allegedly shows Dack waiting in a car, loading the merchandise and driving away from the thefts of two television sets, two vacuums and other merchandise from multiple Target stores in the county.

According to the complaint, the value of merchandise stolen by Dack totaled $5,372 between June 10 and Sept. 18.

Peter Bodley is at peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com

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