Edgar Barrientos-photo from Olmsted County Sheriff's office

Rochester, MN  (KROC AM News)  - Rochester police continue investigating a weekend stabbing and robbery.

A spokesman says an 18-year-old from Houston, Minnesota was stabbed early Sunday while in the parking lot of the Extended Stay America Hotel on West Lake Drive Southeast. Police say the victim and a friend fled on foot, leaving their vehicle behind. The vehicle was gone when they returned.

The victim was treated for a non-life threatening injury. He told police his phone and wallet were in the stolen vehicle.

Sara Heng-photo from Olmsted County Sheriff's office

Police later arrested four people who were involved in the incident.

They have been identified as 19-year-old Mahleek Pilarski of St Cloud, 31-year-old Sara Heng of Rochester, 25-year-old Tyler Ranzenberger of Lake City and 28-year-old Edgar Barrientos of Rochester. Police suspect Barrientos is the one who stabbed the victim.

Tyler Ranzenberger -photo from Olmsted County Sheriff's office
Mahleek Pilarski -photo from Olmsted County Sheriff's office


A fifth suspect is still being sought.

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