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Police need help identifying these suspects
Rochester, N.Y. --- Police investigators are hoping you can help identify one of the four individuals in these security camera photographs.
The photographs were taken at two area Wal-Marts less than an hour after a serious assault-robbery in Rochester.
The assault occurred between 2:30 and 3:00 a.m. on April 7, 2013 in the area of East Ave. and Alexander Street in Rochester. The victim had just parted ways with some friends he was with.
"After he got split up he ended up getting attacked and during that attack his wallet was taken, including a credit card," explained Rochester Police Investigator Stu Shuman. "He had a serious concussion. He also had bumps and bruises across his face, his nose was broken and his jaw was broken in multiple spots.
The victim is still recovering from some of those injuries that could impact him for years to come.
Rochester Police Investigators tell 13WHAM News that the victims credit card was used at the Henrietta Wal-Mart around 3:26 a.m. and a man and a woman, suspected of using that card were caught on camera as they left the store.
By 4:03 a.m. the victims credit card was swiped at the Gates Wal-Mart and again security cameras caught two people leaving the store after the transaction; this time it was two men who were photographed.
"They're people of interest, explained Investigator Shuman of the four people captured on tape. They could be involved in the assault but they also could've been handed (sic) the credit card by the people who did the assault. It is very close in time from the time the assault happened to the time the card was used.
While the individuals in the photo could face criminal charges related to the stolen credit card, Investigator Shuman tells 13WHAM News that the primary goal is to locate the person or persons responsible for the assault-robbery.
"The pictures are clear enough where certainly I feel someone in the community, whether it's a neighbor or a friend or a family member, will recognize the individuals in these photographs, Inv. Shuman said.
Rochester Police are asking anyone who can help them identify the people in these photos to please call CrimeStoppers at 585-423-9300. You could receive a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest and you can remain anonymous.