Tuesday, August 19, 2014

GPD Arrests Three


Home Invasion/Jewelry Store Heist 
Suspects Arrested

Thomas Pryor, 29, of Spencerport, Qzay Clark, 28, of Farmington and Alexander Kates, 23, of Rochester are facing numerous charges, including kidnapping,first degree robbery, first degree criminal use of a firearm and burglary.

The three suspects are currently being held for arraignment in Greece Town Court in the morning.

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22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Go cops go!!

SCATS said...

To 9:28AM ~~ According to Me Chief, they had help from the FBI, MCSO, NY State Police, RCPD ...

Anonymous said...

What you are not seeing here.is the what the connection the so called "victims" had to the three arrested. Even Phelan elaborated on this in one of the interviews.

SCATS said...

To 9:53AM ~~ Got a link to that interview? I've heard some say it was an "inside job" but I've only heard that online.

SCATS said...

Phelan told 13WHAM news last night: "Chief Phelan said it’s still unclear if the victims had any connection to the three suspects. Chief Phelan said, “At this time we don't have any of that information if they knew the family, the owner of the business we don't know that right now all we know is that we were able to allege that they committed the crime.”

Anonymous said...

It's on WHAM 13.

SCATS said...

To 10:11AM ~~ Yes, I posted Phelan's quote. It does NOT say they are connected. It says he doesn't know if there is any connection. Those are different ;)

Anonymous said...

Good thing we had help because the person who heads the criminal investigation unit definitely could not do it. You should hear what the investigators working under him have to say about him it's hilarious. He was removed from that role once but Phelan put him back. Not a smart move on his part.

Anonymous said...

I would bet that one or more of these characters is more than acquainted with the owner of that shady business.

Anonymous said...

Them boys was so scared when they heard Me Chief was sniffing their trail they probably ran to turn themselves in.

Maybe now he can sniff the Holiday Inn residue and figure where Swine 1 blew that case.

SCATS said...

To 3:43PM ~~ Based on what I saw in an interview with the store owner, it's my impression that she is not related to the "victims" who were held hostage. I admit, it's not that easy to tell based upon how the details were reported.

It seems awfully strange that the three robbers wore masks as they entered the store inside the mall entrance without being seen by mall security!! Sounds like those guys were asleep on the job.

Anonymous said...

Isn't this the Gem Lab located across the street from the mall? Not in the mall.

Anonymous said...

How can a business owner not have insurance?

SCATS said...

To 10:03AM ~~ No, it's THE JEWELRY LAB ... in the mall.

To 11:31AM ~~ I ask that when I hear about homes destroyed by fires, etc. and they tell us the family was uninsured. How can you get a mortgage without insurance?

Not insuring a jewelry store is beyond my ability to comprehend. This business has been in the mall for years, too.

Anonymous said...

I am surprised that the Mall doesn't require their tenants to have insurance!

SCATS said...

To 12:51PM ~~ Like the store owner, I'm SHOCKED that mall "security" (seems to be a term applied loosely) didn't noticed three MASKED MEN wearing gloves arrive through a public entry and use the keys to enter & ransack that store! There are dozens of elderly folks walking the mall at that hour! Thank God none of them encountered this trio!

Anonymous said...

Wake up & smell the Starbucks people.

Mall "security" exists to lower Wilmorite's insurance rate and for no other reason.

The Police Department exists to protect Government interest only according to the US Supreme Court.

STOP getting your knowledge from TV shows and learn reality. Then you can protect yourself.

SCATS said...

To 1:29PM ~~ Aren't we paying to have a GPD officer or two in the mall as well?

Anonymous said...

Not sure if GPD still has a kiosk cop on the Mall or if that's only a christmas gift to a Union cop on overtime.

It was far worse years back under Swine I when Greece paid for rental cars and cops to patrol the parking lot. Seems a command officer realized GPD cars were recognizable by bad guys.

Now, the $64,000 question, why the hell was all the supposedly high dollar jewelry in show cases rather than in the safe? Every jeweler I know puts the big buck trays in the safe at close of business. Only the junk stays in the cases.

Bet your litterbox there is more to this heist than is being told.

SCATS said...

To 1:14AM ~~ You make a good point about leaving the goods out in the open. Maybe the owners couldn't afford a safe, just like they can't afford insurance ... SMH.

Anonymous said...

Since the they were uninsured, it would appear that insurance fraud is not the motivation oft times used by failing businesses to get healthy again. As for the alleged thieves , unless they had a "fence" the street value of these hot rocks, would net only a fraction of their retail value.

SCATS said...

To 1:29PM ~~ They can always sell them on Ebay, Craigslist and a multitude of other websites, or to pawn shops (out of the area).

They haven't said whether the items were new and/or used. That store buys gold & diamond jewelry from the public, as do many others. Sometimes they try to resell what they buy.

When it comes to diamond jewelry, the value "new" is much higher than used. "New diamonds" are priced to pay for the artistry of the NYC diamond cutters.