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Two Reports of Group Attacking, Robbing Victims Behind Mayo Civic Center

Updated: 08/27/2014 7:04 PM
Created: 08/27/2014 11:21 AM KAALtv.com
By: Brianna Long

(ABC 6 News) -- Rochester Police are looking for suspects involved in two different armed robberies since Monday.

The first incident happened around 9:30 p.m. Monday night. Authorities say a 16-year-old boy was skateboarding behind the Mayo Civic Center when a group of five to six men tackled him, held him at gunpoint and demanded his belongings. They got off with a small amount of cash and the boy's cell phone. 

The boy told officers that all the men were black. The main suspect, who had the gun, is described as 5'11", about 160 pounds, with a stocky build.

The second incident took place at that same park around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night. Authorities say a man was walking though the park when five to six men wrestled him to the ground and held a gun to his head. They kicked and hit the man, before taking his backpack, which contained a cell phone.

The man told officers that all the men were black. The man suspect, who held the gun to his head, is described as 6', between 150 and 175 pounds, with a stocky build.

Police believe it could be the same suspects in both incidents. 

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