11/13/2022 8:49:00 AM Diamonds recovered in grab and run theft at Chisago City store
A robber who fled from Mueller Jewelers in Chisago City Thursday afternoon, with a full display card of diamond studd earrings, was apprehended a short time later and the jewelry recovered. Lakes Area Police Chief Schlumbohm said the 9-1-1 call came in about 2:16 p.m. Thursday, Nov 10.
A staffer watched the male suspect cross Highway 8 on foot with the earring display card, and get into a vehicle parked on Stinson Avenue, a short distance west of the store.
Pursuit was attempted but the employee lost sight of the vehicle after it raced away in a westbound direction and passed Lofton Avenue. Lakes Area Police also gave chase and Wyoming Police were alerted as the suspect carheaded west. The police squads and a sheriff deputy patrol squad were successful in stopping the vehicle.
A photo of the suspected robber was obtained and when the car occupant was confirmed to be the same person, he was arrested. He is 25 years old and most recently is attached to a residence in Tucson Arizona but has prior addresses in St Paul and Minneapolis. His name is being held pending charges.
With a search warrant in hand, the LAPD detective searched the vehicle and the earrings were found. They were estimated at $15,000 to $20,000 in value, the chief added.