Police investigate robbery

From staff reports

A burglary alarm and attempted robbery in the Wal-Mart shopping center in northwest Rochester on Saturday are believed to be connected, authorities say. Capt. Brian Winters said officers responded to an alarm at Party America about 3:30 a.m.

While responding, police were alerted to an attempted robbery in the parking lot. A 57-year old parking attendant told officers he was in the lot when a pick-up truck drove up to him. He said the passenger asked for information and that when he approached the window, the man pulled a gun and demanded money. The victim said he stepped behind the truck, and it drove away. Winters said the alarm at Party America was sounded after someone used a gun to shoot a front window.

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