Pot deal gone bad: Rochester teens say they were held at knifepoint
(THE MED CITY BEAT) - Two men told police they were robbed at knifepoint while trying to purchase marijuana Monday night in northern Rochester.
The incident happened outside an apartment complex in the 800 block of 40th Street NW around 11:20 p.m. The two victims were 19-year-old men, according to a police report.
The victims told police they went to the area to buy an undisclosed amount of pot from someone they knew. Initially, the dealer came out and began talking to the victims as if the transaction was about to go smoothly.
But according to police, two other males showed up a short time later. They allegedly got in the backseat and demanded money from the victims with knives held up to their faces.
One of the victims told police he could "feel the point of the blade on his neck."
The suspects — both black males — got away with a wallet, cell phone and some cash (value unknown). Neither of the victims were injured.
One of the suspects was wearing all black with a bandanna covering his face. The other had one white and black Air Jordans and a New York Jets sweatshirt.
Police said they have the name of the friend, who they believe was most likely in on the stick-up.
This is the second time in less than a week that a suspected drug deal has turned into an armed robbery in Rochester. However, Capt. John Sherwin said there's no way of knowing whether the two incidents are connected.
Note: Location on map is approximate.