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Minneapolis boy, 15, arrested in theft, beating of Mark Andrew

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Nearly two weeks after former Minneapolis mayoral candidate Mark Andrew was tackled and beaten during an attempted robbery, Bloomington police announced the arrest of the last remaining suspect.

On Wednesday, Bloomington police arrested a 15-year-old Minneapolis boy in connection with the Dec. 26 theft and assault. The teen was booked into the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center on a charge of first-degree robbery.

In a release, police explained that the case will be charged by the Hennepin County Attorney's Office but prosecuted by the Anoka County Attorney's Office. No immediate reason was given.

No additional arrests are expected in the case, but 18-year-old Letaija Shapree Cutler-Cain, of Brooklyn Park, and 17-year-old Deea Leshawn Elliott, of Minneapolis, have already been charged with three felony charges. A petition has been filed to try Elliott as an adult.


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Andrew was sitting in the Starbucks coffee shop at the Mall of America and had just put his phone on the table when a teen swiped it and took off running. When he tried to give chase, he was stopped by Cutter-Cain and Elliott, police say.

Cutler-Cain is accused of jumping on the 63-year-old's back while Elliott used a metal baton to strike him repeatedly on the head, according to charging documents. Andrew needed 9 sutures to close the head wound, but is recovering.

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