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Highway 2 Express is burglarized; suspects arrested

Two suspects have been arrested during an investigation into a recent burglary at the Highway 2 Express convenience store in Solway.

According to a press release from Beltrami County Chief Deputy Mike Bakke:

A 22-year-old Bagley woman and a 43-year-old Bagley man have been arrested for probably cause of the burglary. More arrests are expected.

According to the press release:

Deputies responded to the Highway 2 Express on Aug. 1 to investigate a burglary that had occurred in the last couple of days. Among the items stolen were Minnesota Lottery tickets, sunglasses, cigarettes and cash.

The woman who was later arrested was identified on surveillance that captured the burglary.

The case was later turned over to Beltrami County investigations, who worked with security officers with Minnesota Lottery. Investigators learned that the stolen lottery tickets had been cashed in at a convenience store in the city of Mahnomen in Mahnomen County and at a convenience store in Bagley.

Investigators retrieved video surveillance from the convenience stores that identified the male suspect as he cashed in the allegedly stolen lottery tickets.

Numerous search warrants have been executed in the investigation and items of the burglary have been recovered by the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office.

Assisting in the investigation is the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Headwaters Safe Trails Federal Drug Task Force, Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force, Minnesota State Patrol, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.