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3 Arrested in Connection with Armed Robbery in Albert Lea

Rebecca Marie Ortega, Nando Cristale Sanchez Photo: Freeborn County Jail . Rebecca Marie Ortega, Nando Cristale Sanchez

July 15, 2019 10:40 AM

(ABC 6 News) - According to police three people have been arrested and one more is being sought after a reported armed robbery in Albert Lea.

The Albert Lea Police Department said on Friday, July 12 at 3:00 a.m. officers responded to the area of 800 Main St. E for a report of a robbery.

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Officers said the 20-year-old victim said he was walking in the area when a car pulled up, three men got out and pointed guns at him.  The victim said the suspects took his backpack, got into the car and fled.

The suspects vehicle was located in the area of 800 Minnesota Ave. and police said three people were taken into custody: 19-year-old Rebecca Marie Ortega, 18-year-old Nando Cristale Sanchez and a 15-year-old.  All three suspects are facing a possible charge of 1st-degree aggravated robbery.

Police said a third male is still being sought but that there is no danger to the public at this time.

If you have any information on this incident you're asked to contact the Albert Lea Police Department at 507-377-5200.

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