EXCELSIOR, min. — Two men are charged in connection with the looting of Truffle Hill chocolate shop in Excelsior last November.
Alexander Running, 19, and Karsten Luttschwager, 20, were “bored” when they decided to break into the chocolate shop, state indictment.
According to the indictment, police were called to the store around 9 a.m. on November 30 after an employee found a broken window, a fire extinguisher inside the building and cash from the till.
Dust from the fire extinguisher had covered the chocolates and the cost of cleanup was estimated to be over $24,000.
Running and Luttschwager were arrested after being found in a stolen car on December 14, but denied any knowledge of the break-in. Running later returned to admit the burglary, and Luttschwager turned himself in on December 29.
Both men are suspected of burglary and damage to property. They are not in custody.
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