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Corning Jewerly Store Robbed: Suspect Arrested

Suspect Arrested 8 Hours Later While Shopping

Corning Jewerly Store Robbed: Suspect Arrested

CORNING, NY (WENY)---An Elmira man is behind bars in Steuben County in connection with the armed robbery of a Corning jewelry store.

Police say Matthew Horton, 40, entered Bong's Jewelry store on Market Street around 10 Saturday morning and threatened to shoot store employees with a gun but he didn't display a weapon. Horton allegedly made off with about $200,000 worth of merchandise.

He was arrested just 10 hours later wile shopping in the K-Mart plaza in Horseheads.

Horton is charged with first-degree robbery and second degree grand larceny.