Syracuse Police arrest armed robbery suspect

Syracuse Police arrest man man on robbery charges.

They responded to the Rescue Mission Sunday night around 10:30 for an armed robbery call.

When they got there, they found the 23-year-old victim, who told police he was approached by a man who demanded money on the 100 block of Gifford Street.

The suspect reportedly punched the victim in the face and lunged at him with a knife when he refused to give him the money.

The victim dropped the money and ran away. The suspect picked up the money and also ran away.

When police got the suspect's description, they searched the area and found a man fitting the description on the 500 block of S. Clinton St., a block from where the robbery happened.

Police arrested the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Daryl Patterson of Syracuse, who was found with a knife.

Patterson was charged with the felony of Robbery in the First Degree, and the misdemeanors of Assault in the Third Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree.

Patterson was sent to jail and is scheduled to be arraigned Monday, June 16th.

Police say the victim received a broken tooth from the assault.