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Robbery suspect turns himself in to police


This news story was published on June 27, 2017.
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MASON CITY – Another arrest has been made in the robbery of a Mason City home that took place on Monday, March 27th. On that date officers responded to a residence in the 1000 block of East State Street on a report that a man had been assaulted and a safe was stolen.

Today, 18-year-old Austin Hasfjord turned himself in on a charge of first-degree burglary.

Earlier, officers arrested 19-year-old Devon Matthew Reckner of Mason City in connection with this incident. Reckner was charged with first-degree robbery – a class B felony – and possession of burglar’s tool. He is currently awaiting a plea hearing set for July 10.

In response to the crime, Mason City police officers responded to a residence in the 1000 block of East State Street shortly after noon today on a report that the resident had been assaulted by three men wearing masks.  The male victim told officers that he answered a knock at his door and when he opened the door three men wearing masks entered his home. The victim was assaulted and then held down by one suspect while the others searched his home. The suspects stole a small safe containing currency and fled the residence.

The victim who was the only occupant of the home at that time was transported to the emergency room by private vehicle.

Austin Hasfjord

Reckner, Devon Matthew

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2 Responses to Robbery suspect turns himself in to police

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    June 27, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Well this act of “good faith” should get a nice light sentence.

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      June 27, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      Cerro Gordo County, light sentencss are the only kind!