In connection with the robberies of a hat shop and a kiosk within the Mall of America, a 28-year-old Woodbury man was accused on Monday.
Two first-degree aggravated robbery charges are brought against Cartier Troy Alexander, 28. He may spend up to 20 years in jail and pay a $35,000 fine if found guilty.
On a $100,000 bond, Alexander is now being detained in the Hennepin County Jail. He will make his first court appearance on Tuesday at 1:30.
The Bloomington Police Department sent police to the Mall of America on Friday. According to authorities, Alexander was spotted walking inside the Lids shop on the third level of the mall while clutching a weapon at his side.
According to the criminal complaint, mall security detained Alexander before police arrived and took the gun he was carrying. According to authorities, the firearm was loaded and had a bullet in the chamber.
According to the criminal complaint, Alexander was seen carrying a bag out of the Lids shop, which was later found by the police.
According to authorities, two Lids workers said that Alexander entered the shop with the weapon and pointed out certain jerseys that he wanted them to remove for him.
According to the criminal complaint, Alexander also committed a robbery at a mall kiosk, which was subsequently discovered by police.
Only a few weeks had passed since a gunshot happened at the Mall of America before Friday’s event.