Son's tip leads to Glyndon robbery arrest
A Glyndon, Minn., man is in the Clay County Jail charged with robbing the Oasis Convenience store in Glyndon on Thursday. Troy B.
A Glyndon, Minn., man is in the Clay County Jail charged with robbing the Oasis Convenience store in Glyndon on Thursday.
Troy B. Jacobson, 45, is charged with second-degree aggravated robbery, simple robbery, fourth-degree assault on peace officers and first-degree criminal damage to property.
According to a complaint filed in Clay County District Court:
A female store clerk reported to Glyndon police that a man came into the store Thursday and asked her to prepare a pizza for him.
While she cooked the pizza, the man waited at the counter with a cup of coffee and bag of M&Ms he apparently wanted to purchase.
As the clerk was about to handle the transaction, the man put his hand in his pocket as if reaching for a weapon and said, "You can get robbed now or later," the court documents said.
When the clerk said, "What?" the man repeated the statement, "You can get robbed now or later."
The clerk hit a panic button, and the man left the store without paying for the coffee or candy.
An individual later contacted Glyndon police to say that his father had come home bragging about having robbed the convenience store and that he had to leave town.
Jacobson was later taken into custody.
While at the Glyndon police station, Jacobson became violent and kicked holes in the wall of an interview room, according to the court documents.
He also damaged a squad car and kicked and fought with officers while he was being taken to the Clay County Jail, the documents said.
Readers can reach Forum reporter Dave Olson at (701) 241-5555