Cloquet Liquor store robbed, suspects in custodyThe Cloquet Police Department reports that five suspects, four adults and one juvenile, have been arrested for their involvement in the Wednesday night robbery of the Lemon Tree Liquor Store, located at 1212 South Highway 33 in the city of Cloquet.
The Cloquet Police Department reports that five suspects, four adults and one juvenile, have been arrested for their involvement in the robbery of the Lemon Tree Liquor Store, located at 1212 South Highway 33 in the City of Cloquet. On Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at approximately 10:07 PM, a clerk from the business reported to 911 that two black males and one black female entered the business and tried to grab money as two clerks were preparing to close the store. A brief struggle ensued and the suspects then fled the store on foot. No weapons were involved, and no one was hurt in the incident. A small amount of cash was taken by the suspects.
A short time later, law enforcement, through its investigation and a tip from the public, were able to take all suspects into custody without incident. The four adults are currently being held at the Carlton County Law Enforcement Center waiting formal charging. The fifth suspect, a juvenile, is being held at the Arrowhead Juvenile Center in Duluth waiting formal charging.
The investigation is still open and ongoing and no further information is available at this time.
The Cloquet Police Department was assisted by the Fond du Lac Police Department, Carlton County Sheriff's Department, and the Minnesota State Patrol in this investigation.