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Rochester Police Investigating Several Robberies

Posted at: 11/08/2013 10:59 AM
Updated at: 11/08/2013 11:12 AM



(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Police say three people were robbed in Rochester Thursday during separate incidents.

The first incident was reported by a 17-year-old at Century High School just before noon. He told school staff that two 16-year-olds, whom he had sold speakers to, pulled a handgun on him. He says the suspects claimed the speakers did not work and they wanted their money back. The 17-year-old handed over the cash he had and the suspects left.

Rochester police located the two 16-year-olds at University Center in Rochester. They were both taken to the Juvenile Detention Center where, police say, one of them confessed.

Police say they're working on getting a search warrant to search one of the suspect's vehicle's in order to locate the gun.

The second robbery happened just before 5 o’clock on Thursday when a Rochester man pulled into his home garage on the 4100 block of Willoughby Lane N.W. The victim says someone struck him in the head, as he was getting out of his car, and demanded money.

The victim was knocked to the ground. He says he handed over the money that was in his pocket, but didn't get a good look at the suspect.

The 3rd incident happened around 11 o’clock Thursday as a 22-year-old man was walking home from work near the Apache Mall. The victim reported that he was walking along the bike path near 11th St. S.W. and 14th Avenue, when two men approached him. The men asked for cigarettes which the victim was in the process of handing over when the suspects asked for cash instead.

The victim then grew scared and started to run. The two men caught up with him and started to kick and punch him into unconsciousness. The victim says when he woke up, his cash was gone. He was taken to Saint Marys Hospital by Gold Cross for significant facial injuries.