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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A man described as a “prolific baby formula thief” has struck again in Rochester.

Police arrested 58-year-old Leslie Robinson Wednesday at the south Target store after he was caught wheeling out a cart full of baby formula containers worth $1500. A 16-year-old niece who was with him is also expected to be charged.

Earlier this week, Robinson was ordered to make an appearance in Olmsted County Court for an earlier incident.

He was charged with stealing more than 90 cans of baby formula from the north Walmart store in February. Surveillance video showed he was with three females at the time. One was later identified as 26-year-old Rachel Robinson of Minneapolis, who is also facing charges in the case. According to the criminal complaint, she was linked to a baby formula case in Albert Lea in February and is a known associate of Leslie Robinson.

Police say Leslie Robinson is “well known to Walmart loss prevention officers” at other stores in Minnesota.

The criminal complaint in the February incident in Rochester lists 20 cases in numerous cities dating back to 2016.  Among them is a theft in Owatonna last year that totaled nearly $10,000.

He and Rachel Robinson have been ordered to make their first court appearances in the February Rochester case in October.

Here is the list of known criminal cases filed in Minnesota against Leslie Robinson:

  • 03/21/2020 Litchfield MN ICR 20-596 $101.28 
  • 02/07/2020 Rochester MN ICR 2020-8293 $1,620.48 
  • 01/06/2020 Litchfield MN ICR 20-0079 $793.36 
  • 10/12/2019 Litchfield MN ICR 19-5403 $489.44 
  • 10/09/2019 Litchfield MN ICR 19-5292 $839.04 
  • 06/07/2019 Owatonna MN ICR 19-001356 $9,789.93 
  • 04/16/2019 Buffalo MN ICR Unknown $855.27 
  • 03/11/2019 Rochester MN ICR Unknown $1022.97 
  • 08/04/2018 St. Cloud MN ICR Unknown $527.32 
  • 06/15/2018 Monticello MN ICR 18019046 $335.40 
  • 06/14/2018 Monticello MN ICR 10819046 $268.32 
  • 06/07/2018 Monticello MN ICR 18020089 $142.46 
  • 08/18/2016 Rochester MN ICR 16-45174 $1487.14 
  • 08/18/2016 Rochester MN ICR 16-45174 $631.20 
  • 05/26/2016 Monticello MN ICR Unknown $818.33 
  • 05/15/2016 Cambridge MN ICR Unknown $649.09 
  • 05/06/2016 Monticello MN ICR Unknown $588.25 
  • 05/03/2016 Monticello MN ICR Unknown $457.62 
  • 05/01/2016 Monticello MN ICR Unknown $157.80 
  • 04/30/2016 Baxter MN ICR 16002590 $1016.95

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