UPDATE: Three arrested in armed robbery at Verizon on Lyell Avenue
GATES, N.Y. Three Rochester men have been arrested for allegedly stealing $25,000 in electronics from the Verizon Wireless store on Lyell Avenue.
Around 3 p.m. Saturday, officers say that the men entered the store and pointed guns at employees and customers. The suspects fled shortly after. No one was injured during the armed robbery.
“They demanded all the staff and employees get on the floor, that it was a robbery,” Gates Police Chief, Robert Long said.
Police wouldn’t specify who did what, but said two of them went into the store and one waited in the car.
“The two who went into the store, displayed a couple of handguns, one ended up being a real 380 caliber handgun the other ended up being an air soft bb gun,” said Long. “Some of the product that was in the store was being monitored by a security company and one of the individuals involved is a parolee, who was wearing an ankle monitor and the GPS was hitting.”
Within 15 minutes of using third-party security tracking and a GPS ankle monitor, police had a location at a Mobile Gas station on Brooks Avenue. There they found a vehicle occupied by Sonny Rucker, 20, and Jadis Holland, 22, while Jedadahia Duval, 30, was pumping gas at a Brooks Avenue gas station.
That’s where police arrested all three men and recovered the stolen merchandise and the loaded handgun.
While identifying Duval, officers saw that he was wearing an ankle monitor. Police found a bag full of iPhones and a loaded handgun inside the vehicle.
All three men were arraigned in Gates Town Court and charged with robbery, grand larceny and criminal possession of a weapon. Duval is currently on parole for a previous armed robbery conviction.
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