UPDATE:  02/19/2022  0935    Police are thanking the public for assistance finding suspects in a robbery that took place in December.

New York State Police say that 19-year-old Allan N. Fuller from Syracuse was arrested and charged with Robbery in the 1st Degree (a Class B felony) in the case after being identified by members of the public in the suspect photos.

Image Courtesy: New York State Police
Image Courtesy: New York State Police

On December 29, 2021, 26-year-old Tarita Thomas-Rivera from Syracuse was also arrested for her alleged involvement.  She was also charged with Robbery in the 1st Degree (Class B felony).

Information on the victim and circumstances of the alleged incident are being released as well.  According to a written release the NYSP says that the victim was a 72-year-old man who was sitting in his parked vehicle outside of the Extended Stay America when the two suspects allegedly stole $280 in cash and his cell phone during an armed robbery.

The weapon allegedly used has not yet been disclosed.  No immediate injuries were reported.

Police say the investigating is continuing.

Original Story:

Dude Looks Like A...Suspect

The New York State Police is asking for your help identifying a dark-haired suspect  dressed in a red winter coat with black trim, a red hat, and light blue pants.

Suspect East Syracuse Photo 4 Photo Courtesy: New York State Police
Suspect East Syracuse Photo 4 Photo Courtesy: New York State Police

Troopers in North Syracuse are investigating a robbery that occurred the day after Christmas, on December 26, 2021 in the parking lot of the Extended Stay America located at 6630 Old Collamer Road in DeWitt.

The hotel is located off of I-90 and is surrounded by several other hotels and businesses, including an Embassy Suites, Best Western, and a Hampton Inn and Suites.

Suspect East Syracuse Photo 1 Photo Courtesy: New York State Police
Suspect East Syracuse Photo 1 Photo Courtesy: New York State Police

The exact nature of the incident, or the specific items allegedly stolen, are not being released at this time.  No injuries were reported as a direct result of the incident.  It is also not known why the release of information and a suspect photo appears to have been delayed, since it has been more than a month since the alleged theft occurred.

Police are asking that anyone with information on the man or woman pictured in surveillance video footage is asked to call New York State Police at: (315) 366.6000.  Calls may be kept confidential.

[AUTHOR'S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the New York State Police.  All suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

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