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Published May 17, 2011, 09:18 AM

Police crack crime ring at Walmart in Fergus Falls

Fergus Falls, Minn. (WDAY TV) - It took several months, but police in Fergus Falls say they have cracked the case of a crime ring at Walmart.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

They've arrested one person so far and expect four other arrests within the next week. Police say the group had a system.

Their secret weapon, what's called an alpha key to remove security devices. They would have people distract employees and then cover the items in a cart with other items.

CAROL SCHMALTZ - Fergus Falls Police Detective: “Playstation, XBOX, Wii’s, laptops, GPS, accessories; any high end electronic item.”

Police say the group may have hit ten different Walmarts, including Alexandria and Sauk Centre.