Armed Robberies in Lansing, Dryden

sheriff_120Sheriff Lansing reported that on 08/26/2014 at about 11:20 PM, deputies responded to Lockerby Hill Road in the Town of Lansing for a second reported armed robbery that day.  Victims alleged that two black males with handguns forced entry into their residence and stole an unknown amount of money.

Victims describe the suspects as wearing black jeans, black sweatshirts, black gloves and black ski masks and that both of them had handguns.  One of the males is described as being approximately 6' 4" tall, stocky build and the other male is described as being 5' 6" tall and skinny.   One of the victims did have minor injuries.

Earlier deputies from the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office along with Dryden Police Department, Groton Police Department, and TC3 Public Safety responded to a reported armed robbery.  The alleged incident occurred at a residence on Livermore Road at 10:00 PM in the Town of Dryden.

The victims alleged that two black males forced entry into the residence and struck one of the victims with a handgun.  Suspects did take over a thousand dollars in cash prior to exiting the residence and leaving in a pickup truck, unknown color.   One of the victims did have minor injuries.

sheriff_suspectThe Tompkins County Sheriff's Office is looking to identify this individual. He was seen at the Xtramart in Lansing. He is wanted for questioning regarding the recent robberies in Dryden and Lansing. (Photo provided by Tompkins County Sheriff's Office)

Investigators confirm as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, they’ve taken one of the two suspects involved in Tuesday’s armed home invasions into custody. - See more at: http://whcuradio.com/news/025520-armed-home-invasions-reported-in-dryden-lansing/#sthash.hMmLk5aK.dpuf
By 10am Wednesday the Sheriff's Office said they had taken one of two suspects into custody.  Whitley C. Taylor, age 32, of Ithaca was arrested in conection with the armed robberies.  Taylor has been charged with two counts of Robbery in the second degree, a class B Felony and two counts of Burglary in the second degree, a class C Felony.  Taylor was arraigned in the Town of Lansing Court before Judge Banfield.  Taylor has been remanded to the Tompkins County jail in lieu of $25,000 cash and/or $50,000 bail bond.

The investigation is ongoing and the identity of the second male subject that was involved has not been identified.

Investigators confirm as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, they’ve taken one of the two suspects involved in Tuesday’s armed home invasions into custody. - See more at: http://whcuradio.com/news/025520-armed-home-invasions-reported-in-dryden-lansing/#sthash.hMmLk5aK.dpuf
Investigators confirm as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, they’ve taken one of the two suspects involved in Tuesday’s armed home invasions into custody. - See more at: http://whcuradio.com/news/025520-armed-home-invasions-reported-in-dryden-lansing/#sthash.hMmLk5aK.dpuf
Investigators confirm as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, they’ve taken one of the two suspects involved in Tuesday’s armed home invasions into custody. - See more at: http://whcuradio.com/news/025520-armed-home-invasions-reported-in-dryden-lansing/#sthash.hMmLk5aK.dpuf
The Tompkins County Sheriff's office is requesting that anyone with information contact the Tompkins County 911 Communication Center at 607-272-2444 or the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 607-266-5420.

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