Homeless woman struck and robbed of money


ROCHESTER, Minn. – A homeless woman is punched and has money taken from her, according to police.

The crime happened early Wednesday morning when the female victim visited a friend’s house on the 500 block of 1st Avenue Northwest in Rochester. Once there, she got into an argument with a 33-year-old homeless male. Police say the suspect punched the woman, and then pushed her against the wall before stealing $42 from her pocket.

Authorities have located the suspect, but are awaiting charges until further investigation is complete.

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