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Police: Rochester man connected to two robberies arrested

Yiep Lam

A man police believe was involved in two robberies – one that left a 17-year-old boy severely beaten this week – is in custody.

Posted: Sep. 21, 2018 10:40 AM
Updated: Sep. 21, 2018 11:20 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A man police believe was involved in two robberies – one that left a 17-year-old boy severely beaten this week – is in custody.
Rochester Police said Yiep Lam, 23, was taken into custody around 2 a.m. Friday and is facing robbery and drug charges.
Lam is accused of a Wednesday incident where a boy was dragged from his car and beaten before the car crashed into a building.
Lam is also accused of robbing a man after leaving a bar earlier this month and forcing a victim to withdraw cash. Lam also allegedly told the man he had a handgun.
He was spotting walking toward an apartment early Friday at The Gates of Rochester. Upon being arrested for probable cause of the robbery, Lam was also found in possession of 62 Xanax pills and an ounce of marijuana, according to police.

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