Rochester Store Worker Hit Over the Head with a Hammer
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - An employee of a Rochester business was knocked out for several minutes Monday night during what police say was a robbery.
Police Capt. John Sherwin says the 23-year-old was the only employee in the GameStop store near Target North when two men entered around 9:00 PM. The employee says he was talking to the men when he was knocked out.
The man says he came to about 5 minutes later covered in blood. The employee says the men were still in the store so he ran to a business next door and asked for help.
The men made off with some video games worth about $1,000.
The employee was taken to St. Marys for treatment of a head injury. His mother says her son suffered a fractured skull but “is alert and oriented, stitched up, and now resting in the Neuro ICU.” She says his medical condition has been stable and it’s hoped “he will stay as stable as he is now so he won't need surgery for the brain bleeding.”
Sherwin says surveillance video shows the victim was hit on the back of the head with a hammer.
The thieves were described as possible Hispanics in their early 20s, about 5-10 and skinny. One was wearing a ski mask.
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