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Cellphones, candy bars and C-notes targeted by local thieves



A north La Crosse man told city police that he was confronted by robbers at his home this weekend. 

The man claimed that somebody kicked in his door and pointed a gun at him, and stole two cellphones, early Saturday morning

Later on, the victim said somebody came to his Caledonia Street home wanting money, because he had posted a picture of himself on Facebook holding several $100 bills, which were actually fakes. 

Police reported that at least one of the phony bills had some Asian symbols printed on it. 

No arrests have been reported.    

On Valentine’s Day, somebody with a sweet tooth went shopping at Kwik Trip, but it turned out to be shoplifting. 

At the Rose Street Kwik Trip, a customer in a black ski mask and black jacket allegedly stole three candy bars and a container of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, and rode off on a bicycle. 

The candy bars were a Snickers ice cream bar, a Kit Kat, and a Reese’s bar.

The value of the stolen food was about $12.  

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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