If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at or submit a Web Tip .  You do not have to give your name.  CRIME STOPPERS will pay a cash reward of up to $1000 and you can remain anonymous. 

Multiple Robberies (2017/12/09)

During the past 36 hours, the Rochester Police Department has been called to 6 separate armed robberies. Five of these robberies are believed to involve the same suspects who were armed with several handguns. Clothing and suspect descriptions appear to link 5 of the robberies. 


The reported robberies are as follows:




12: 00 pm Home Invasion - 832 21st Ave


2 black male suspects, late teens to early 20s wearing masks and armed with a handgun




12:14 pm Armed Robbery - El Buen Vino Liquor store, 1831 24th St. NW


3 black male suspects, late teens to 20s wearing masks and armed with a handgun


4:46 pm Car Jacking - 60th St and 25th Ave NW


Godfathers Pizza Delivery driver robbed of red Toyota Yaris 2-door at gunpoint by 2 black male suspects (Godfathers sign attached to vehicle at time of robbery). Recovered at 48 St/21H Ave NW.


5:26 pm Armed Robbery - Motel 6, 2107 W. Frontage Rd. Highway 52


2 black male suspects armed with a handgun, late teens to 20s wearing masks


6:03 pm Armed Robbery - Fairfield Inn and Suites 470 17th Ave NW


4 black male suspects armed with multiple handguns, surveillance images attached


Suspects are believed to have fled the area in a maroon Pontiac G6


6:03 pm Attempted Robbery of Person - Silver Lake Park


Bearded white male suspect armed with a knife attempted to rob victim (not believe connected to the other robberies)


No arrests have been made and the Rochester Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying suspects. Persons with information are asked to contact RPD Dispatch at 507-328-6800 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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Construction site burglaries (2017/11/30)

The Rochester Police Department is seeking your help with identifying suspects from a string of thefts from construction sites in Rochester.  The stolen items range from recyclable metal to power tools and equipment.  If you have any information as to who may be responsible for these crimes, please leave us a tip on this page. 

You may remain anonymous and you may be eligible for a reward if your tip assists with an arrest in one of the cases. 

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