Police: Teen was beaten, robbed by a group of men in broad daylight
(THE MED CITY BEAT) - A 19-year-old man was beaten and robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday outside an apartment complex in north Rochester.
The incident happened around 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Summit Square apartments, located in the 900 block of 41st Street NW.
The victim said he was walking home from the Rec Center when he decided to take a shortcut through the building's property. As he was walking through the parking lot, he noticed a group of four men smoking in a car.
According to a police report, the victim heard one of the men say "look like he's got some money." He tried to run away but slipped in a puddle. The suspects allegedly got out of the car and began kicking and punching him.
The victim told police one of them held a gun to his head and emptied his pockets. The suspects fled the scene with an iPhone and earbuds.
One of the suspects allegedly told the victim: "You're lucky we didn't shoot you."
The victim ran toward a nearby gas station and called police. Officers discovered him beaten — with a bloody nose and scrapes to his elbows, knees and ribs.
The men were reportedly parked in a green Buick Century with Missouri license plates. The victim described all four suspects as black males in their late teens to early 20s:
- Chicago Bulls hat, Bulls sweatshirt (held the gun)
- Dreadlocks, white t-shirt, camouflage pants
- "Normal" hair, black t-shirt, black sweatpants
- "Normal" hair, black t-shirt, blue shorts
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Rochester & Olmsted County at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can remain anonymous.
Note: Location on map is approximate