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Minneapolis man sentenced for Aug. 2020 Liquor Lodge robbery

A Minneapolis man was sentenced in Redwood County Court for theft this month after stealing from an area liquor store.

On Aug. 26 of last year, a Redwood Falls Police Officer was called to the Liquor Lodge in Redwood Falls on a report of a theft. While the officer was enroute, he received a report the suspect’s description matched that of Charles Love, age 53, a suspect of a theft at a Casey’s General Store in Marshall.

At the Liquor Lodge, an employee stated he had observed Love leaving the office, which was not open to the public. Love purchased an alcoholic beverage in cash before leaving. The employee checked, and noted the office safe was open and $3,505 in cash was missing. When shown a photo of Love, the employee confirmed that is who he had seen leaving the office.

Later that evening, the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop on Love’s vehicle, which had been traveling down the road at 103 mpm. The Sibley County deputy noted large amounts of cash in Love’s pockets, as well as an open can of the alcoholic beverage Love had purchased at the Liquor Lodge.

On Oct. 11, Charles Love was sentenced to the correctional facility in St. Cloud for 21 months, with credit for 280 days time served.

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