Police: Burglar Tried to Redeem Stolen Lotto Ticket

Posted at: 03/28/2013 5:47 PM


Duluth Police officers have arrested a man accused of trying to redeem a lottery ticket stolen in a gas station burglary earlier that day.

The Cenex Gas Station at 1301 East 9th Street was burglarized early Wednesday morning.  Police say the burglar forced open the front doors and stole lottery tickets and cigarettes, and a surveillance camera captured an image of the suspect.

Later that day, a clerk at an East Duluth gas station called police to say a man matching the suspect's description was trying to redeem a stolen lottery ticket.

Officers arrested a 21-year-old Duluth man to face possible felony charges of third-degree burglary and lottery fraud.