A fugitive who was placed on the FBI's most wanted list in December for his alleged role in at least two violent bank robberies was arrested in Colorado on Friday.
Myloh Jaqory Mason was sought in connection with robberies at two banks in Lakewood, Colorado. During the first robbery, Mason and two others allegedly wore costumes and masks similar to those worn in the "Scream" movies, earning him the nickname "Scream Robber."
The 25-year-old was arrested without incident by the FBI's Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at a Motel 6 in Thornton, about 10 miles north of Denver, around 5:30 p.m. local time, the FBI said in a news release.
"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," Thomas Ravenelle, special agent in charge of the FBI'sDenver Division, said via the release.
During the Sept. 30 robbery, the men allegedly shoved guns in the faces of bank tellers and threatened to kill them if they did not open the vault, according to the FBI.
During a second robbery on Nov. 18, Mason and two others allegedly wore bright green and white skeleton masks while similarly brutalizing bank tellers and shooting at two bystanders during their getaway.
"The crimes allegedly committed by Mason and his accomplices on November 18 made clearly evident his extreme danger to the entire public," Lakewood Police Chief Kevin Paletta said via the FBI release.
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 was placed on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list on Dec. 17. The reward for tips leading to his arrest was set at $100,000.