3 Arrested In Carlton County Armed Robbery

BARNUM, Minn. (WCCO) – The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that three people have been arrested in an early-morning armed robbery.

At about 4:37 a.m., the sheriff’s office received a report of an armed robbery at the Barnum Little Store, located at the intersection of Interstate 35 and County Road 6 in Barnum.

Police learned that a man entered the store with a long gun and demanded cash and cigarettes before fleeing the scene.

Authorities later arrested three in connection with the incident. They have been identified as 23-year-old Jose Martin Proano of Duluth, 49-year-old Edward James O’Brien of Moose Lake and 20-year-old Brittany Annemarie Reilly of Duluth.

The incident remains under investigation by the Moose Lake Police Department, the Cloquet Police Department, the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office, the Pine County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Patrol.


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