Police identify 'wedding crasher' thieves, issue arrest warrants


Police in Anoka County have issued an arrest warrant for a man they say crashed two Twin Cities-area weddings and made off with card boxes full of money intended for the bride and groom.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Saturday that the Anoka County Sheriff's Office has issued an arrest warrant for a 41-year-old man. Thefts at weddings in Brooklyn Park on July 6 and Ham Lake on July 24 were captured on surveillance video.

The first video shows a man and woman entering a reception, grabbing a card box and leaving, according to the Associated Press. The second video shows the same two and a second man doing the same. Police are looking for several more suspects.

The PiPress says a second warrant for another man, age 40, has been issued. WCCO-TV says his age is 42.

The 41-year-old is also wanted by the Brooklyn Park Police Department in connection with an earlier theft that occurred at a wedding reception at Edinburgh Country Club, according to Channel 4. In that case, police believe he was accompanied by a 30-year-old woman.

No addresses are known for any of the suspects, says the St. Paul paper.

The story initially got around as the "Wedding Crashers" tale, even getting some air time in Philly.

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