MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A third suspect – a 15-year-old boy — has been arrested in connection to the robbery and brutal beating of Mark Andrew, the runner-up in the Minneapolis mayoral election.
The Bloomington Police Department says the juvenile was arrested by investigators Wednesday and booked at the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center for first-degree robbery.
On Dev. 26, 2013, Andrew, 63, was at a Starbucks inside the mall at around 7 p.m. when a man grabbed his phone off his table and ran off.
When Andrew went after him, he was tackled by two teenage girls – aged 18 and 17 — one of which began beating him with a billy club. During the attack, they told Andrew, “We’re going to kill you,” police say.
Andrew said that he chased after the thief because he’s not a bystander by nature.
“If somebody is gonna do that to me or somebody else, I’m not a bystander by nature I’ll go in and fight,” he said.
Andrew was left with a large gash on his head that required nine stitches. He has since been released from the hospital.
The two women who attacked Andrew were arrested and are in custody. The 18-year-old was identified as Letajia Shapree Cutler-Cain, of Brooklyn Park. She is pictured above and is being held pending felony charges of aiding and abetting aggravated robbery.
The case will be charged by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, but prosecuted by the Anoka County Attorney’s Office.
No additional arrests are anticipated.