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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Information has been released about Thursday’s large law enforcement presence that included a State Patrol helicopter in rural southwest Olmsted County.

They were looking for a man who is being sought on robbery charges.

Sheriff’s Capt. Scott Behrns says a patrol deputy spotted the man drive by in the area of Weatherhill Rd and 60th Ave SW around 2:30 pm. The man took off at a high rate of speed and ended up ditching his vehicle on a nearby dead-end road.

Behrns says because of heavy woods in the area, other deputies and two K9s were brought in. It was also decided to request the helicopter.

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Behrns says the search for the man continued until 7:30 pm when it was called off. Behrns says more than a dozen officers were involved in the search effort.

 

The man being sought has been identified as 30-year-old Andrew Gustafson of Rochester.

He was charged in a 2020 robbery in Rochester.

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 While looking for Gustafson, deputies did find a car reported stolen in Rochester earlier this week.

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