STREAMING NOW: Watch Now
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Rochester Police: Man arrested for weekend assault; robbery investigation underway for difference incident

Arrests were made in a weekend assault while a weekend robbery is still being investigated.

Posted: Mar 25, 2019 2:59 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Arrests were made in a weekend assault while a weekend robbery is still being investigated.
The alleged assault happened at 2:37 a.m. Sunday when two females, 22 and 43, were walking to a parking ramp near Dooley’s Pub.
The females allegedly saw a man they know, identified as 26-year-old Vidal Aknis, before he allegedly began to confront them.
Aknis allegedly flashed what looked to be a pistol before one of the females spit on him.
Authorities located Aknis near the scene with a blank firing gun. He is facing a charge of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
A day earlier, a 29-year-old Rochester man went to meet someone at McDonald’s on 2nd St. SW to purchase a PlayStation 4.
The seller allegedly showed the victim the PS4 before punching him in the face, grabbing his cash ($150) and leaving the area.
Police have not made an arrest in the case.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 38°
Albert Lea
Broken Clouds
43° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 43°
Austin
Scattered Clouds
43° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 43°
Charles City
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 46°
Rochester
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 42°
Showers possible on Wednesday
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Keeping EMS and Firefighters apart during the pandemic

Image

Virtual 5K

Image

Minnesota leads the way for takeout food

Image

Mason City YMCA hosts virtual 5k

Image

Sharing Music During the Pandemic

Image

Make Your Own Disinfectant

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 4/7

Image

Grocery store safety measures

Image

Dr. Brian McDonough talks about Covid-19 anxiety

Image

Two businesses closing due to COVID-19

Community Events