Syracuse Police make arrest after robbery
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 06:42:16 GMT —
Syracuse Police arrest a man after a robbery early Sunday morning.
Officers responded to the 200 block of West Seneca Turnpike in Syracuse after a man reported that he was robbed on West Onondaga Street.
When they got there, they found a 31-year-old man from Syracuse with a head injury.
Police say the victim told them he was walking on the 300 block of West Onondaga Street around 9 am Sunday when he was approached by two men who displayed pocket knives and demanded money from him.
Police say the victim refused, then the suspects struck him, knocking him to the ground.
The suspects allegedly stole a cell phone from the victim.
The victim ran away and got onto a CENTRO bus to get out of the area and away from the suspects.
He arrived at the 200 block of West Seneca Turnpike where he notified police of the robbery.
When police got a description of the two suspects, they searched the area and found a man on the 100 block of Gifford Street who matched one of the descriptions.
That man is identified as 30-year-old Augustus Whitehead of 1074 S. Clinton Street in Syracuse.
He's charged with felony robbery and criminal possession of a weapon. He was sent to jail and is scheduled to be arraigned Monday.
The search continues for the second suspect.
The victim was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.