Charges: Armed robbers left rifle, jacket, and ID with victims
Mandrell Tremaine Young mugshot

Two men charged in an armed robbery that stemmed from a Facebook Marketplace sale allegedly left a weapon, clothing, and identification at the scene with the victims.

Tosumbua Kehinde Collins Parker, 21, of Mankato, and Mandrell Tremaine Young, 18, of North Mankato, are each facing a felony 1st-degree aggravated robbery charge in Blue Earth County Court.

According to a criminal complaint, Young and Collins Parker had agreed to purchase a television from a Facebook Marketplace listing for $330.

The seller told police he had agreed to deliver the TV to the buyer, “Young Melli,” at a Mankato apartment complex.  When the seller and his friend arrived, Young and Collins Parker allegedly led the victims into the building, saying the money was inside.

Court documents say Young and Collins Parker then pulled out firearms and threatened the sellers.  Young allegedly held a revolver up to one man’s head, while Collins Parker held a long gun, says the complaint.  One of the guns went off during a struggle between the victims and the alleged robbers, which is when Young and Collins Parker fled the area, according to the complaint.

Collins Parker had left his rifle and a jacket that contained his ID in the backseat of the victim’s car, according to court documents.

Police say the rifle was a Ruger .22 caliber with a sawed-off stock.  A spent round was discovered inside the television that had been for sale, according to the complaint.

Young is currently in custody at the Blue Earth County Jail.  A warrant has been issued for Collins Parker’s arrest.

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