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Robbery in downtown Rochester lands man in jail

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -

According to police, a 27-year-old man said someone was following him in the Rochester Public Library Tuesday afternoon. 

The man went outside onto 2nd Street SE and sat down with a friend.

The man says the suspect came up to him and tried to grab the victim's phone, which began a scuffle. 
The suspect then punched Both victims.

Police responded and located 28-year-old Sherman Washington of Rochester down the street. 

He's now facing a felony simple robbery charge. 

Police say one victim knew Washington, and the dispute may have been related to money owed.

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