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Man reports being robbed by trio in NW Rochester

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Police are on the lookout for three men after a man reported he was robbed at gunpoint Sunday evening in northwest Rochester.

A 29-year-old Rochester man told police he had texted a seller to purchase an item off of Craigslist and complete the deal in person.

Capt. John Sherwin said the victim reported arriving at the 54-hundred block of Duvall Place NW around 8:30 p.m. Sunday where he was greeted by three men.  One of the men was holding a box and asked the victim if he had the money for the purchase. When the victim said yes, one man pulled out a gun, and another pulled out a knife and demanded his money.  Capt. Sherwin said the victim contended the men snatched his money and then took off.

Two of the men are described as 6-feet tall, and one man was shorter than the two.  The victim said they were black and spoke Arabic.

Rochester Police ask anyone with information to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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