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Thieves target Tide laundry detergent


ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Call it liquid gold - Tide laundry detergent if flying off store shelves and into the hands of thieves.

The thefts are happening all over the country, including the Twin Cities.

A South St. Paul man recently pleaded guilty to ripping off nearly $25,0000 worth of Tide from a Twin Cities Walmart store.

Why Tide?  It's popular and it can be pricey.  With the retail price rising to as much as $20 per bottle, thieves are stealing it and then selling the detergent for $5 to $10 a bottle on the black market.

With this rising crime wave, some retailers are considering special security measures to keep Tide tied down.

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