Jonathan Abraham accused of aggravated robbery, racially-biased graffiti in Aurora

A man accused of vandalizing 15 businesses, including with racially-biased graffiti messaging, has been arrested by Aurora police.

Police said in a news release that Jonathan Abraham graffitied the Aurora businesses between Aug. 14 and 22 and was also connected to four aggravated robberies that happened in April. Some of that graffiti, police said, was racially biased.

Aurora police listed the locations of the robberies as Subway on South Buckley Road, KFC on East Quincy Avenue, Taco Bell on South Tower Road and Taste of Philly on East Hampden Avenue.

The vandalism occurred at several businesses on Hampden Avenue, Havana Street, Hampton Avenue, Tower Road, Quincy Avenue, Quincy Road and Buckley Road: Wells Fargo, Target, Starbucks, Bank of the West, Safeway, Taco Bell, Meineke, 1st Bank, Kohls, US Bank, Dairy Queen, Summer Valley Liquors, VASA Fitness, Lowes and Canvas Credit Union.

Abraham is facing charges of aggravated robbery, criminal mischief and bias-motivated crime – property damage. He is being held at the Aurora Detention Center on a $50,000 bond, according to police.

The Aurora Police Fugitive Apprehension and Surveillance Team, Narcotics Unit and SWAT Team arrested him as he was leaving his home, according to the release.

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