MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two men were charged Tuesday after police say they beat and robbed a man in the locker room of a Life Time Fitness in Eden Prairie, according to the Hennepin County Attorney.
Dalal Bayle Idd, 18, and Kamal Elyas Maqadin, 26, of Shakopee, Minn. were charged with first-degree robbery in the incident that occurred on Sunday. Idd was also charged with third-degree assault.
According to the charges, officers received a 911 call around 5:50 p.m. Sunday at the Life Time Fitness on 6233 Baker Road. Upon arrival, they met with the victim who was barely conscious and bleeding from injuries to his face.
He had multiple lacerations and his eyes were swollen shut. He was unable to speak to officers and was transported to the hospital. He suffered a nasal fracture, among other injuries.
The charges state Idd and Maqadin entered the locker room and approached the victim. Idd then repeatedly punched the man before taking his wallet and fleeing, according to the complaint.
A witness was able to get the license plate off their vehicle, as the two men drove away. Police watched surveillance video from the gym and recognized Idd, from prior contacts.
During the officer’s investigation, a second assault was reported a few blocks away. Witnesses to the second assault gave a description of the suspect that was similar to Idd.
He has also been charged with burglary and assault in that case.
Both suspects were located at a nearby apartment building and placed under arrest. Police say Idd was bleeding on his knuckle and there appeared to be blood on his pants.
The Life Time Fitness victim’s wallet was also found in Idd’s pants pocket, according to the charges.
Idd admitted to police that he went into the locker room with the intent of robbing someone and punched the victim five or six times in the face.
Both men are expected to make their first court appearance on Wednesday.
Idd is also accused in other assault cases currently under investigation, including against a detention deputy that occurred on Monday, according to the complaint.