WENY News - Two arrested in connection to alleged robbery in Elmira

Two arrested in connection to alleged robbery in Elmira

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - Two people are facing charges after an alleged robbery in Elmira.

Police responded to the area of Walnut and W. Third Street on Sunday for a report of people fighting. People at the scene told police a robbery had taken place.

The victim said two people had threatened to shoot and stab him. According to police, the victim was attacked and robbed. He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation and later released.

Police were able to find the suspects a short distance away. Alexander Root, 23, and a 17-year-old from Waverly are both charged with 1st degree Robbery.

Police say the investigation into the incident is ongoing. They're asking any witnesses or anyone with information to contact them (607)737-5626 or the tip line at (607)271-HALT.

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