THORNTON, Colo. — A man on the FBI’s top 10 most wanted list has been taken into custody, the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force said Friday night.
Myloh Jaqory Mason, 25, was taken into custody by the FBI task force and SWAT without incident at a Motel 6 at Interstate 25 and 84th Avenue in Thornton.
Mason was arrested on charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated robbery, attempted second-degree kidnapping, first-degree assault and second-degree assault. He also faces a federal charge of convicted felon in possession of a ballistic vest.
Mason is believed to have robbed at least two banks in the fall. The first was in at a US Bank in Lakewood on Sept. 30.
The FBI said Mason and two others wearing costumes and masks from the movie “Scream,” allegedly shoved guns in the faces of bank tellers and told them they would die unless they opened the vault.
The second bank robbery happened on Nov. 18 at a First Bank in Lakewood. Agents said 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.
In their getaway, Mason and his partners allegedly shot two people.
“The capture of this dangerous felon means our community is safer because we believe Mason would have continued committing violent crimes while he was on the run,” FBI Denver Division Special Agent in Charge Thomas Ravenelle said. “I thank each of the task force members for their hard work and commitment, as they worked day and night to get him behind bars.”
Mason was the 505th person to be placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list on Dec. 17. The reward for tips leading to his arrest was set at $100,000. Since a public tip did not lead to the arrest, no reward money will be paid out, according to the FBI.
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