Newest trend in Minneapolis thefts: stained-glass windows

Nickalas Tabbert

 Police recently warned residents in southwest Minneapolis that thieves are now targeting stained-glass windows.

Police are urging homeowners and real estate agents to keep good visual records of the windows and other "removable architectual details" in the house for identification purposes if recovered, the Star Tribune said.

Police said that homes either for sale or under construction were favorite targets.

In recent weeks in south Minneapolis, a home for sale in the 4400 block of Bryant Avenue had a stained-glass window and copper stolen.

Elsewhere, a combined church and school lost stained-glass windows in northeast Minneapolis while a vacant home in southeast Minneapolis had three of the ornate windows swiped, the Tribune said.