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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A Rochester man was hit over the head and a woman had a gun pointed at her head as they were being robbed - in their driveway.

Police Capt. Casey Moilanen says the two had returned to a residence in the 1500 block of 19th Ave SE around 10:00 pm Saturday. They were still in the vehicle in the driveway when two men suddenly appeared.


One confronted the 49-year-old man who was in the driver’s seat. Moilanen says the man got out and was hit on the head and body. He told police the man was holding a bat or bar and demanded his wallet and gold necklace, which is worth $3,000. The victim complied.

The other man confronted the 48-year-old woman who was in the car. Moilanen says she told police the man apparently had a gun and “put it to her head.” He demanded the woman’s money and she handed it over.

The two men then left and the couple called 911.

Moilanen says the victims were only able to give vague descriptions of the men.

News update:  Higher utility bills may be a few months away for Rochester residents and businesses.

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