Elmira Police: Attempted Robberies
ELMIRA, NY -- Elmira police are investigating two attempted robberies in the city this morning, in a tow hour span.
Police say around 5:30 Wednesday morning, a Totem Taxi driver parked in the Weis parking lot was approached by a black male for a ride. During the ride, the suspect acted like he had a gun, threatened to shoot the driver and demanded money. The two got into a physical altercation, and the suspect ran off without any cash.
Police think the same guy tried to rob someone around two hours later, at the McDonalds on North Main Street. The victim told police he was getting into his vehicle when a black man approached, threatened to shoot him and demanded money. The two struggled and the suspect again ran off without any cash.
A short time later, WENY News was on scene a few blocks away when we later saw officers take a man away in handcuffs. Police have not identified the suspect, and say charges haven't been filed yet.