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RPD investigates armed robberies connected to Craigslist


ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Rochester police are investigating another armed robbery connected to a listing on Craigslist.

Officers were called about 9:20 p.m. Monday to the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 2800 block of Charles Court Northwest.

Police said a Rochester man had gone to the parking lot to meet with someone selling a phone on Craigslist.

When the man arrived, three men were waiting for him including one with a gun. The men, according to police, robbed the man of several hundred dollars.

The victim was not hurt.

A similar robbery happened in Rochester Sunday night. Police said a 29-year-old Rochester man texted a seller to purchase an item off of Craigslist. When the man met up with the seller in northwest Rochester, three men showed up. Police said a gun and knife were pulled on the victim and the suspects demanded the money, took it, and ran off.

The suspect descriptions are the same for both robberies. Two of the men are described as 6 feet tall, and one man was shorter. The victim told police the men were black and spoke Arabic. The men made off with less than $500.

If you have any information, police ask that you call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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