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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Rochester police have identified two men suspected of being involved in a shoplifting incident at Apache Mall that became an armed robbery when one of them pulled out a gun.

The incident happened at the Nuka Llakta store around 11:30 am Sunday when the two reportedly stole a sweatshirt and walked out.

An employee who saw what happened went after them. Police say when the employee confronted the men, one pulled out a gun, pointed it at the employee’s head and said he was going to “pop” him. They then fled.

Police were able to identify them and the one suspected of having the gun was located Tuesday and later arrested.

He has been identified as 23-year-old Tamarick Shaffer of Rochester. He is expected to be arraigned on aggravated robbery and felony assault charges.

Olmsted County ADC
Olmsted County ADC


It’s not known if the other man will be charged.

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