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Man charged with 1st-degree robbery in Mason City

He allegedly held a large knife to the victim’s throat and stomach before stealing his keys, money and phone.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2017 9:37 AM
Updated: Dec. 4, 2017 9:38 AM

Mason City, Iowa – A Mason City man is facing a first-degree robbery charge after he allegedly held a large knife to the victim’s throat and stomach before stealing his keys, money and phone.
According to Mason City police, 28-year-old Zachary Russell, of Mason City, took around $500 and a phone from a man he threatened to kill.
The incident happened at 1605 N. Pennsylvania Ave. in Mason City on Dec. 1 at 2 p.m.
Russell allegedly also told a police officer his name was Landyn Micheals to avoid his own identity.
He is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on $25,000 bond.

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