Rochester man accused of robbery

From staff reports

Robbery charges have been filed against a 23-year-old Rochester man accused of pulling a gun on another man during a drug deal and stealing more than $1,000 from him.

Timothy Rayshawn Gayles, 2523 Georgetown Drive N.W., is charged with one count of first-degree aggravated robbery. Bail is set at $80,000 without conditions or $40,000 with conditions attached. He returns to court June 2.

According to the criminal complaint, police on duty Friday night at Mayo Civic Center were surprised when a car pulled up and a man, his face and hands bloody, jumped out and yelled that he had been robbed. The man took police to the southwest Rochester home where he said the robbery occurred.

The victim said he had gone there to purchase marijuana. He said that when he arrived, there were seven males inside. All but two went outside. He said Gayles pulled out a 9 mm pistol and stuck it in his face, demanding all of his cash. The victim said he had $1,000 he planned to wire to a relative and gave that to Gayles, along with his cell phone.


He said that when Gayles turned away from him, he ran to a window and crashed through it, cutting his hands and face. He ran to his car and said Gayles and a second unidentified man chased him. The victim said he planned to drive to the law enforcement center but stopped at Mayo Civic Center when he saw a squad car in the driveway. This occurred about 7 p.m. Police arrested Gayles about 5:30 p.m. the next day.

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