Rochester police investigating attempted robbery

(ABC 6 News) – Rochester police are investigating an attempted robbery from Thursday, May 19.

At about 11:56 p.m. that night, officers responded to the 400 block of 3rd Avenue SE.

The victim, a 40-year-old man, said an unknown male approached him from behind and tried to start a verbal altercation.

The 40-year-old told the stranger to go away, then pushed the man away.

The victim said the stranger pushed something hard against his back, which could have been a gun or other item, and told the victim to give him all his money.

The victim pushed the man away and ran into a nearby business without giving him any money.

Rochester police searched for the suspect, but did not locate him. The investigation is ongoing.