Rochester man indicted on robbery, assault charges
Posted at: 10/01/2012 12:54 PM
A Rochester man has been indicted on charges of robbery and assault in connection with two incidents in Greece.
Gerald Smalls, 21 of Rochester, was indicted on first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery, second-degree assault and attempted robbery.
Police say the first robbery happened on August 28 on an access road near Latta Road. Police say an off-duty police officer was walking his dog when he was approached by Smalls who displayed a pair of scissors and demanded the victim’s belongings. Police say when the victim refused, Smalls stabbed him in the shoulder with the scissors.
The second robbery happened on Lake Avenue near Stonewood Avenue on September 14. Police say a man was walking when he was approached by Smalls who displayed a knife and demanded the victim’s belongings. Police say the man kicked Smalls and Smalls took off.
The Rochester Police Department and Greece Police Department located the Smalls a short distance from the scene and took him into custody.