Two suspects accused of robbing man at gunpoint

Two suspects have been accused in Anoka County District Court of robbing a man at gunpoint at a Ramsey residence.

Robert Anthony Viktora, 40, Minneapolis, was arraigned in court June 13 on a first-degree aggravated robbery charge and is due back in court July 11.He is being held on $100,000 bail without conditions or $50,000 bail with conditions.

Jonathon Stuart Listrom, 26, Lexington, was arrested June 13 after a warrant had been issued because his whereabouts were unknown.

Listrom was arraigned in court June 17 on a first-degree aggravated robbery charge and posted $10,000 bail with conditions June 18. A no contact order was issued by the court and his next hearing is scheduled for July 15.

The alleged robbery occurred at a home on the 8000 block of 154th Lane NW the morning of May 20 where the man had been with two women the previous evening.

According to the complaint, they had left the residence for a bit and when they returned, two men approached their vehicle, one with a gun, and took the man into the garage at gunpoint, where they assaulted him, accused him of stealing a motor vehicle and robbed him of his cellphone and wallet.

The victim alleged that the two suspects were going to take him down to the basement of the residence to tie him up, but he was able to escape and go next door to call police.

Police observed and photographed a cut lip and bruised forehead on the man.

When interview by police, the two women alleged they saw the two men approach the man and one of them hold a gun to the victim’s head while taking him to the garage.

The complaint alleges that the women went down to the basement, but could hear the man being assaulted in the garage and accused of stealing a vehicle.

According to the complaint, the women knew the men by nicknames or aliases, which they provided to police.

Checking those names, police allegedly identified one of the suspects as Viktora, who the victim allegedly picked out from a six-person photo lineup as one of the men who had robbed him.

After two unsuccessful attempts, the complaint alleged that police were able to identify the other suspect, the one with the gun, as Listrom.

Peter Bodley is at [email protected]