Charges: Teenage Relative Behind Golden Valley Home Invasion, Puppy Thefts
Prosecutors have charged a Robbinsdale teen in connection with a Golden Valley home invasion and robbery.
Jahon Lynch, 18, was charged this week with aggravated robbery by a nationwide warrant.
According to prosecutors, on Aug. 26, Lynch was at a relative’s home in the 6300 block of Medicine Lake Road in Golden Valley.
According to the criminal complaint:
Lynch allegedly left the home briefly, then returned with “three individuals who were wearing masks and carrying guns.”
The robbers covered the victims’ mouths with duct tape. They also bound their hands and feet with the tape, the complaint said.
Lynch “ordered [them] to provide the combination to a safe” and “threatened to kill” the victims.
They stole jewelry, gaming systems, purses, a Dodge Charger and eight merle American bulldog puppies.
The robbers ultimately absconded with more than $100,000 worth of valuables.
Lynch is the nephew of one of the victims.
Investigators requested the warrant “due to the violent nature of the reported crime,” and because Lynch was likely aware that his family member had reported the crime to police.
If found guilty, the felony charge has a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and/or a $35,000 fine.