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2 arrested in apparent inside job armed-robbery at Iron Range assisted living home

VIRGINIA, MN -- Police have arrested two people in connection to an armed robbery at an Iron Range assisted living home earlier this year, which court documents show was an apparent inside job.

The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. on June 24, 2019 at Edgewood Vista Assisted Living in Virginia.

Police say that's when two men walked through the front doors, allegedly threatened and restrained staff, then stole prescription medications.

Nicholas Ryan Champa, 21, is charged with Aggravated Robbery in the First Degree in connection to the crime.

According to court documents, Champa's fiancé, Morgan Katherine Lee Brady-Lundin, 24, has also been charged with aiding an offender.

Police say Brady-Lundin worked at Edgewood Vista at the time of the robbery.

She reportedly asked to work a double shift on the day of the robbery.

Virginia Police say Brady-Lundin originally told them Champa was not involved, but in mid-September changed her story and told them he had been part of the robbery.

Documents show another robber and a getaway driver allegedly assisted in the crime.

Police say they later discussed selling the medications in a Facebook chat.

Champa made his first appearance in court Monday. A judge set his bail at $100,000.

Brady-Lundin also made her first court appearance Monday. Her bail was set at $10,000.

Both are due back in court next week.

It wasn't immediately clear if charges have been filed against the second person who allegedly broke into the assisted living home.

Briggs LeSavage

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