Woman Held at Gunpoint as 3 Men Rob Downtown Rochester Shop
Update: Rochester Police release photos from a surveillance video camera inside the store.
A woman working at a downtown Rochester antique and jewelry store was held at gunpoint, her hands and legs bound, while three men robbed the store on Friday morning, according to police.
Rochester Police are processing evidence, including a surveillance video, according to a news release from Chief Steve Schettenhelm.
The incident happened at 10:45 a.m. at Antiques by Pamela, 319 S. Main Street.
According to Schettenhelm, the woman, who was working alone at the store, said three men entered the store -- two from the front entrance and one from the back entrance. They wore gray hoodies, jackets, hats and sunglasses. Their faces were covered. They bound the woman's legs and hands and placed her on the floor while pointing a gun at her, according to the news release.
The woman was not injured.
The men took a "large quantity of jewelry" from two display cases and left the store shortly after, according to the news release. A video recorded them walking south on the west side of Main Street, the release said.
After the men left, the woman was able to free her legs, make her way to the front door and yelled for help. A passerby called 911 for her, and Rochester Police responded at 11:08 a.m.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rochester Police Department at 248-651-9621