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Man robbed while taking out the garbage

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- A Rochester man was robbed while taking out the garbage where he worked, at the Best Western Soldiers Field Hotel on 6th Street SW.

Police say it happened around 10:30 Thursday night.  The employee told officers he was approached by a man asking for a cigarette, who then pushed him to the ground and took his wallet.

The man is described as black, 5' 8" tall with a thin build.  He wore a black jacket, black jeans and white tennis shoes and was with another man who watched the robbery.

If you have any information that could help investigators, please call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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