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Three Men Accused of Cutting Locks, Stealing Wallets at Rochester Gym

Mahamed Said Photo: Olmsted County Adult Detention Center. Mahamed Said

March 07, 2018 10:18 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- Police say three men walked into Edge Fitness, cut locks in the men's locker room, and stole wallets. One of them then allegedly tried to use a credit card at several places around town. 

It happened around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6. Rochester Police Captain John Sherwin said the men took wallets from two different lockers. While an officer was there investigating, one of the victims got a call from his bank that his credit card had been used. 

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There was an attempted $2,000 withdrawal from an ATM at Walgreens, a $267 purchase at Macy's at the Apache Mall and an attempted $800 purchase at the Buckle at Apache Mall that was declined. The Macy's purchase went through, but it is unclear if the $2,000 withdrawal was successful. 

Police went to Apache Mall and found the license plate number that matched the vehicle the three suspects were allegedly driving when they left Edge Fitness. The officer said a man came out to the car and when the officer confronted him, the man allegedly gave him an ID of someone else. 

Police say they recovered the wallets in the man's car as well as a bolt cutter.  After fingerprints, they identified the man as 22-year-old Mahamed Said of Minneapolis. 

He had a felony warrant out for his arrest out of Dakota County. He's now facing multiple charges including giving a false name to police, financial transaction card fraud, possession of burglary tools, possession of stolen property and a charge for allegedly having a small amount of marijuana in his car. 

Police are still looking for the other two suspects. 

 

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