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Police want to talk to pair who used stolen gift cards at Mpls pizza shop

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St. Paul police are asking for the public's help looking for two people they want to talk to about a burglary.

The department used its social media profiles to share surveillance photos of the pair, an unidentified male and female, and said they're seeking to question them about a break-in that occurred on Portland Avenue on Halloween night.

According to the Pioneer Press, among the items stolen from the Merriam Park-area home were watches and gift cards, the latter of which ended up at a Davanni's pizza in Minneapolis, where security cameras apparently caught the man and woman using them.

Police are asking anyone who might know the pair to contact the burglary unit at 651-266-5753.

However, the police spokesperson told the Pioneer Press that it's not yet certain the individuals robbed the house.

Data from StPaulCrimeMap.com shows the neighborhood where the break-in occurred (not far from Macalester College) saw 17 burglaries last year. But it was nowhere near as bad off as the Dayton's Bluff area, which is on the east side of downtown.

The map – which highlights the neighborhood below in dark red (the darker the red, the more burglaries) – indicates that relatively small area had about 130 burglaries in 2014:

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