Rochester Police Identify Robbery Suspects
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.
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.
A fifth suspect is still being sought.