Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A Rochester woman says she was robbed Tuesday night in the downtown.

The 31-year-old woman says she was walking in the 700 block of 1st Ave SW around 9:30 PM when a man approached and stopped her. The woman says the man asked for $10. When the woman told the man she didn’t have any money, she says he demanded her backpack. The woman complied and the man walked away.

The woman told police the bag contained a laptop, her phone, and other items. She described the man as black and about 6 feet tall.

Police are checking surveillance cameras in the area to see if the incident was recorded.

News  update: A daytime burglar hits a NE Rochester home.

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