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MASON CITY | A Mason City teen was arrested Thursday for a late December robbery, officials said.

Joseph Ryan Jaskiel, 16, was charged with felony first-degree robbery.

At 11:38 p.m. Dec. 27, Mason City Police officers responded to the 800 block of Eighth Street Northeast. They say up to three men who forced their way into a home.

According to Mason City Police Lt. Rich Jensen, one man held an adult woman who lived in the home down while the other men stole items from the home.

According to court documents, jewelry and electronics were stolen. 

The woman, who was alone, was strangled by her attacker and lost consciousness. The attacker had a knife and threatened to stab her. 

The woman did not seek medical attention, according to police.

Police executed search warrants Thursday on a vehicle located in the 500 block of North Washington Avenue and a residence in the 00 block of South Adams Avenue in connection with the robbery.

Jaskiel was arrested during the search warrant execution on South Adams Avenue. He is held in Cerro Gordo County Jail.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing and more arrests are possible, Jensen said in a release.

No court date has been set.

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