UPDATE: Teenager arrested after alleged Holiday gas station threats
(ABC 6 News) – UPDATE: Rochester police arrested a 16-year-old boy suspected of pointing a gun at a Holiday gas station worker a day after the alleged incident.
According to Capt. Casey Moilanen, police arrested the teenager at about 12:54 p.m. Wednesday, in the 900 block of 40th Street NW.
Moilanen said the boy was wearing matching clothes as seen in security footage from the holiday station on 37th Street, and a warrant search of his apartment revealed a handgun that was reported stolen from Chisago County.
The teenager faces charges of 2nd-degree assault, threats of violence, carrying a pistol without a permit, and possession of the stolen property, Moilanen said.
(ABC 6 News) – Rochester police are searching for a teenager who allegedly pointed a gun at a Holiday gas station worker Tuesday night.
According to Capt. Casey Moilanen with the RPD, officers responded to the station on 37th St. NW and spoke with a 40-year-old female staffer.
According to the woman, she noticed a 16-to-18-year-old boy come into the store 3-4 times around 10 p.m. and leave without buying anything.
The woman told police she was suspicious that the boy was stealing, so she approached him and allegedly saw him ripping a battery package open and taking the contents.
The woman told police she asked the teenager to leave and followed him to the door, where he allegedly turned around, threatened the woman, and pointed a handgun at her.
The woman told police she feared for her life, turned around, and walked back to the register while the teenager left on foot.
The suspect was described as a light-skinned black male, about 5’10”, with a “large build” and short dreadlocks.