LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The FBI released new photos Thursday of a man who has been on their “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list since last month.
Myloh Jaqory Mason is wanted on suspicion of committing two violent armed robberies of banks.
“Mason and his gang have committed some of the most violent bank robberies we’ve seen in Colorado,” said Thomas Ravenelle, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Denver Division. “We believe he’s not going to stop and is a real danger to the community. But he can’t run forever. We will get him off the streets with the assistance of the public.”
Mason was placed on the FBI’s list of “Ten Most Wanted” in Colorado on Dec. 17, 2015. The FBI says these new photos were posted on Mason’s Facebook page before he was put on that list.
The first robbery happened on Sept. 30, 2015 at a U.S. Bank in Lakewood. Mason and two others wearing “Scream” masks and costumes allegedly shoved guns in the faces of bank tellers and told them they would die unless they opened the vault, then robbed the bank and fled in a stolen Jeep, the FBI Denver Division said.
The second and more recent bank robbery happened on Nov. 18, 2015 at a First Bank, where FBI agents say Mason and two others wore bright green and white skeleton masks when they took over the bank, allegedly brutalized tellers and got into the vault.
After fleeing the bank, Mason and his partners allegedly broke into a man’s house, pointed their weapons at him, and demanded he drive them somewhere in his minivan. Instead, the victim ran and the robbers allegedly shot him four times.
After the robbers crashed the minivan, they attempted to carjack a woman, and allegedly shot her too.
Both of Mason’s alleged partners during this incident, Tyrone Richardson and Miguel David Sanders, have been arrested.
On Nov. 21 authorities issued an arrest warrant for Mason for attempted 1st degree murder, aggravated robbery, attempted second degree kidnapping, first degree assault and second degree assault.
Mason, 25, is described as a black man, 6-foot-2, weighing 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He has tattoos on his chest and both hands and arms. He’s considered armed and dangerous, according to FBI officials.
“Mason is an extremely dangerous individual whose violent actions show that he is a threat to anyone who comes into contact with him. This includes family, friends, the public and law enforcement officers. Getting him into custody is our highest priority,” Lakewood Police Chief Kevin Paletta said.
A reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for any information directly leading to his arrest. People with information about Mason are told by FBI officials not to take action themselves, but to immediately contact the nearest FBI office or local law enforcement.
Anyone with tips can call 800-CALL FBI or (1-800-225-5324). Tips may also be submitted online at the FBI’s tip website.