A Minneapolis man is facing felony burglary charges after police say he befriended a St. Louis Park man, then burst into the man’s apartment with three accomplices, tied up the victim and his roommate and ransacked the home.
Alexander Dayshawn Clark, 21, is charged with three felony counts of first-degree burglary, each of which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $35,000 fine.
Clark remains in the Hennepin County Jail on a $100,000 bond. An omnibus hearing in his case is scheduled for June 28 in Hennepin County District Court.
According to the criminal complaint, signed by St. Louis Park Police Detective Matthew Reilly, police were called to a hospital on May 15 to speak to the victim, who lives in the 6400 block of Minnetonka Boulevard.
The victim said he had met two men about a month ago and invited them to his home. He said he knew the men as “Bam” and “Prince Hollywood,” and that he kept in touch with them and invited them to his apartment on May 14.
Prince Hollywood, later identified as Clark, left the victim’s home that evening, and the victim told police that he gave “Bam” a ride home at about 7:30 p.m. He returned home at 11 p.m.
Three hours later, Clark appeared at the victim’s front door, and Clark let him in. As Clark walked into the apartment, he whistled, and three other men rushed into the apartment, one of them armed with a handgun, according to the complaint.
Clark and the other three men told the victim and his roommate to get down on the ground, telling them, “If you say anything, you’re going to die,” the complaint charges. The assailants taped the two men’s hands together and their mouths shut, then the armed man stood guard while the others ransacked the apartment, carrying several televisions, a home entertainment system, a safe and a collectible McCoy cookie jar out the front door, according to the complaint.
The victim told police that he was hit twice in the head with the gun, and his roommate said he was punched in the head and struck with the gun during the robbery.
Police tracked down the man known as “Bam,” who confirmed Clark’s identity as “Prince Hollywood,” according to Reilly’s account. Clark also admitted to police over the phone that he was present during the burglary, the complaint says.