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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News)  -  A Rochester man reported he was knocked out and robbed early Thursday.

The 44-year-old man called 911 from the Kwik Trip store at the intersection of South Broadway and 20th St around 2:00 am.

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He told officers he was walking on the east side of the highway when a car pulled up and stopped. The victim said a man got out of the car and demanded his wallet. The victim said he complied and the man then hit him over the head with a “hard object.”

The man told officers he blacked out momentarily. When he came to he saw the car driving away. He described it as a gray or black Mitsubishi Eclipse model.

The man was treated at the scene by paramedics but declined a ride to the hospital.

He told police there was a small amount of cash in his wallet.

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