Albert Lea man pleads not guilty to aggravated robbery

Rodolfo Valdez

He's accused of threatening the victim with a metal pipe.

Posted: Dec 28, 2017 4:38 PM

ALBERT LEA, Minn. – A man accused of stealing a surround sound system is pleading not guilty.

20-year-old Rodolfo Valdez of Albert Lea is charged with one count of 1st degree aggravated robbery. Authorities say Valdez met with the victim November 7 about buying the sound system, but then grabbed it and threatened the victim with a 3-foot metal pipe.

Albert Lea police say they later identified the stolen sound system in Valdez’ vehicle.

A trial is now set for March 13.

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