UPDATE: One Arrested in Rochester Ice Cream Shop Robbery

Keshawn Howell Keshawn Howell

February 07, 2018 09:30 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- On Tuesday, February 6, Rochester police arrested 18-year-old Keshawn Howell, according to Rochester Police Captain John Sherwin. 

Capt. Sherwin said Howell is one of two suspects in an armed robbery at a Rochester Coldstone Creamery. 


Howell is facing a 1st-degree aggravated robbery charge. 

Police are still working to find the second suspect. 

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Authorities say two men came into the store right before closing, showed a handgun, and demanded money from the safe. 

It happened at the Coldstone Creamery at 2650 South Broadway around 8:30 p.m. on Monday, February 5. 

Two employees were working and say that right before closing, two men came in. They allegedly displayed a handgun and demanded money from the safe, according to Rochester Police Captain John Sherwin. 

The employees don't have access to the safe but the suspects made off with a small amount of cash from the register, said Capt. Sherwin. 

Police are reviewing surveillance video. One of the men is described as a clean-shaven black man with a deep voice wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the strings pulled tight and about 18 years old. 

The other man, the one that Capt. Sherwin said had the gun, is described as a hispanic man wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a black bandana over his face with a white pattern on it. He was about 5' 6" tall. 

The employees told police that the suspects took off in a silver car. According to Capt. Sherwin, when police got there they found the gun the suspects used; it was in a snow bank and was a pellet gun. 

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