Crime & Safety
Man arrested for two robberies in Rochester
Rochester, New York — A man faces charges in connection to two robberies in the city.
On June 28, the first robbery happened at Canandaigua National Bank on Mt. Hope Avenue. The suspects allegedly fled the bank in a stolen vehicle that crashed on St. Paul Street. A 16-year-old suspect was taken into custody and charged with third-degree robbery.
The second robbery happened July 4 at the 7-Eleven on Lyell Avenue near Sunset Street. Police said the store was robbed at gunpoint and the suspect fled in a stolen vehicle before crashing on Route 104 near St. Paul Street and running away. Police recovered a loaded handgun.
Police arrested the second suspect on July 13. Samuel White Jr., 37, is charged with first-degree robbery and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon for the 7-Eleven robbery, and one count of third-degree robbery for, the Canandaigua National Bank incident.
After he was arrested for robbing the same bank in May, White also had an outstanding warrant for third-degree robbery.
According to police, he was released following that arrest and failure to appear for a subsequent court date.
On Thursday, White was arraigned in Rochester City Court, on all charges and the outstanding warrant. White is being held until another court date Friday.