Two men were arraigned in Anoka County District Court March 20 after allegedly stealing marijuana and a cell phone in Blaine.
Dominic Aron, 22, no permanent address, and Daimien Nolan Jackmon, 20, of Andover, were each charged with felony second-degree aggravated robbery.
Aron, Jackmon and a juvenile male were arrested March 18 after two women contacted police about a robbery involving a gun.
One of the women told police that she was visiting her friend, the other woman, a 14-year-old, in an apartment on Jefferson Street when four males whom neither woman knew arrived, the criminal complaint states. Later, it came out that the men were allegedly there to buy marijuana.
The woman told police that the men entered and there was a struggle, according to the complaint. One of the men allegedly pulled out a black BB gun and pointed it at the woman before taking marijuana. Another man allegedly took her cell phone, she told police.
The two women tracked the men to the area around Northtown Mall, the complaint states.
The women were able to describe the men, and Aron and Jackmon allegedly matched those descriptions. Allegedly, Aron matched the description of the man who pulled the gun, and Jackmon had the same appearance as the man who struggled with the women and took the cell phone, the complaint states.
Jackmon told police that he was in the area to see friends and did not know a robbery had taken place, according to the criminal complaint, .
The juvenile arrested with Aron and Jackmon allegedly told police that he had been with the other men and gone to buy marijuana. When the drugs were being weighed, one of the men pointed a BB gun at one of the women and yelled for them to give him everything, the juvenile told police, according to the complaint. After a struggle, someone took a phone from the table, and they left the apartment, the women following them, the juvenile allegedly continued.
Omnibus hearings for Aron and Jackmon are scheduled for April 23.
Both men remain in jail. Aron’s bail was set at $30,000. Jackmon’s bail is less at $20,000.
Olivia Koester is at firstname.lastname@example.org