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Pawn America robbers overheard bragging at Georgia hotel

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Booking photos for Marvin Spencer, 51, and Marvin Lee Clinton Spencer, 25 from 2011 Booking photos for Marvin Spencer, 51, and Marvin Lee Clinton Spencer, 25 from 2011
ROSEVILLE, Minn. (KMSP) -

A nationwide warrant has been issued for two men suspected of robbing a Pawn America store in Roseville, Minn. after the father-son duo was overheard bragging about their heist at Georgia hotel.

The suspects

- Marvin Spencer, 51
- Marvin Lee Clinton Spencer, 25
- Chevy Cobalt with Georgia plate AGT7920

Marvin Spencer, Sr. is also accused of shooting a 27-year-old Pawn America employee in the leg during the July 21 robbery. Watch surveillance video at http://youtu.be/EY9_yZoc5KU

The break

The break in the case came Friday afternoon when someone at a Doraville, Georgia hotel overheard two men bragging about a jewelry store robbery they committed in Minnesota. The men were also seen wearing large amounts of jewelry.

The witness researched the Minnesota robbery online and found a news story of the Pawn America robbery and shooting, noting the surveillance photos of the suspects and getaway car matched the two men and their car. The witness called Roseville police and provided information about the Spencers, including their names, Georgia hotel location and room number, and the location of their Chevy Cobalt.

The Dekalb County sheriff’s department located and arrested 25-year-old Marvin Spencer, Jr. at the hotel, but he has since been released from custody.

Charges

The Ramsey County attorney’s office has charged Marvin Spencer, Sr. with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree aggravated robbery, second-degree assault and possession of a firearm by an ineligible person.

Marvin Spencer, Jr. has been charged with 3 counts of first-degree aggravated robbery.

Help needed

If located, do not approach the Spencers. Both men have violent criminal histories and are considered armed and dangerous. Those with information on the whereabouts of the Spencers should contact their local police department or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You may remain anonymous and you may be eligible for a reward.

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