Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- The man accused of carrying out armed robberies at two Rochester convenience stores last month was formally charged in Olmsted County Court Friday.

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The criminal complaint against 26-year-old Adrick Mims alleges on June 5 he threatened a clerk at the Casey’s General Store in the 1900 block of 7th St NW with a 6” to 9” knife, later identified as a bread knife.

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Mims took $624 from the register and fled, the complaint states. Surveillance footage showed Mims ditching the knife and leaving in a vehicle investigators later learned belonged to an Austin resident.

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On June 16, Mims is accused of committing the second robbery at the Shell Gas N Go store at 3610 E River Rd NE. Mims allegedly took money from the cash drawer while brandishing a box cutter. The complaint states Mims used a pick-up truck that was reported stolen out of Austin to carry out the second robbery.

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In an interview with investigators, Mims admitted to committing the robberies because he needed money. He claimed the owner of the sedan he used in the June 5 robbery did not know how he planned to use the vehicle. Mims told investigators he did not know the pick-up he used for the second robbery was stolen.

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Mims was charged with 1st-degree aggravated robbery and 2nd-degree assault with a dangerous weapon for the Rochester robberies.

Mims is in the Mower County jail after he allegedly committed an armed robbery in Austin and led authorities on a pursuit last month. Court records show Mims has been convicted for multiple past offenses and has outstanding warrants in Olmsted and Goodhue Counties. 

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