A 24-year-old Eagan man who allegedly served as the getaway driver for an armed robbery in Minneapolis on Feb. 7 is now facing criminal charges.
Atravius Joseph Weeks was charged three felony counts of aiding or abetting first-degree aggravated robbery. If convicted on one of the three counts, Weeks could face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $35,000 fine.
Police say Weeks was working with Bryan Christopher Caldwell, who allegedly approached three victims parked in a vehicle on the 3300 block of 3rd Ave. S., and thrust a gun into the first victim's chest. Caldwell allegedly demanded the victims give him their money and cell phones. One of the men in the car turned over $400 in cash to Caldwell, who then fled to a silver SUV occupied by two other men.
One of the Caldwell's victims recognized the SUV driver as Weeks. The victims called the robbery into police, who were able to locate the vehicle. After a short chase, Caldwell, Weeks and another man—later identified as Dalon Maurice Reed—allegedly fled on foot. Police eventually caught up to the suspects and arrested them.
During the investigation, police learned that the victims had just come from a check cashing business—and that Reed may have been at the business just prior to the allegedly robbery. Police also determined that the SUV used by the suspects was owned by Reed's girlfriend.