Monday, the Minneapolis Police Department announced it had arrested an 18-year old Minneapolis man in connection with two armed robberies.
According to a statement posted on the department's Facebook page, Kevin Lamarr Mason was arrested after attempting to rob two Northside residents at gunpoint on the 3700 block of Emerson Avenue North on Jan. 9. When one of his victims tried to run, he allegedly shot the man in the leg. Police arrested Mason shortly thereafter based on a detailed physical description provided by the victims.
In the same statement, police said Mason's prints matched those left at the scene of an armed robbery on the 3400 block of Colfax Avenue South last week. As Patch reported at the time, the victims, told police they were waiting for a friend, when three other men appeared out of the night.
According to Monday's announcement, Mason opened the car's back door and sat down in the back seat. Police say he then pointed a gun at the victims and demanded their wallets and cell phones. These in hand, he and two accomplices fled. Prints Mason allegedly left on the door handle matched Mason's, and one of his Southwest Minneapolis victims picked him out of a lineup.
Mason is currently charged with six counts of First Degree Aggravated Robbery.