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Forum News Service, Published March 28 2013

Duluth man arrested after trying to redeem stolen lottery ticket

DULUTH, Minn. - A 21-year-old Duluth man was arrested Wednesday afternoon on burglary and lottery fraud charges after attempting to redeem a reportedly stolen lottery ticket.

The ticket was among items reported stolen Wednesday morning from the Cenex gas station at 1301 E. Ninth St. in Duluth. Police were called there at 5:24 a.m. Wednesday and found that the front doors of the station were forced open and numerous lottery tickets and cigarettes were stolen. An image of the suspect was captured on a store surveillance camera.

At 12:45 p.m., police were called to another Cenex station at 5402 E. Superior St. The clerk there said that a suspect matching the description from the earlier Cenex station burglary was there attempting to redeem a stolen lottery ticket.

Officers arrived and arrested the suspect on preliminary charges of third-degree burglary and lottery fraud.