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Businesses react to string of robberies

6 robberies in 36 hours has local businesses thinking security.

Posted: Dec 10, 2017 11:01 PM
Updated: Dec 10, 2017 11:22 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - A wave of robberies hit unsuspecting businesses and local businesses are reacting. 

"It definitely helps us remember our security measures and all the things we have in place. Like our cameras, like we always do drops of our money," Ari Kolas, general manager of Appollo Liquor, said. 

Kolas said while these incidents are a good security reminder, his stores already up security this time of year. 

"A big part of the crime we catch is shopplifting, bad checks, things like that," he said. "Which is all just as much as a crime as coming in and trying to rob the place. So we always have more people on staff, too, during the holidays."

No arrests have been made and the Rochester Police Department is asking for anyone with information to call RPD Dispatch at 507-328-6800 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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