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Police search for suspects in two armed robberies near Mayo Civic Center

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 ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Rochester police are investigating two armed robberies that happened two nights in a row behind the Mayo Civic Center.

Officers were called to the pavilion area of Mayo Park around 9:30 Tuesday night, after a 28-year-old Rochester man had been tackled by up to six other men.
   
The victim says one of the men had a gun and held it to his head. He gave the men his backpack and personal items, but before leaving the group assaulted him.
   
Police say Monday night, a 16-year-old boy was attacked in the same area while on his skateboard. Both victims gave a similar description of the gunman.

He's described as a black man in his early twenties. He's 150 to 160 pounds and has a stocky build.
   
If you have anything information that can help investigators, please call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS.  

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