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St. Cloud Police: Rochester Teen Arrested For Robbing 78-Year-Old Woman

10November 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 17-year-old Rochester boy is in custody after he allegedly robbed a 78-year-old woman inside her vehicle Tuesday.

St. Cloud police say the incident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. in a parking lot near the 4200 block of Division Street West. There, a 78-year-old Sartell woman was sitting in her car when a person entered through the rear passenger side door.

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The male suspect then threatened the victim with a firearm, demanding she give him her belongings. The suspect then got out of the vehicle and fled the area in a black SUV.

Police officers investigated and were able to identify a 17-year-old Rochester boy as the suspect. The boy was located in Eden Prairie and arrested by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department Violent Offender Task Force.

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Police say he will be held on charges related to aggravated robbery.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact St. Cloud police at 320-251-1200.

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