Posted at: 01/22/2013 11:15 AM
A 42-year-old Greece man is facing charges after an incident at the A-Plus store on Dewey Avenue.
Police say they were called to A-Plus just before 11 a.m. Monday for the report of a robbery. When officers arrived, citizens had already detained the suspect, Thomas Petix. He was taken into police custody without incident.
Petix is charged with attempted robbery and attempted grand larceny after police say he struggled with store staff as they tried to stop him from stealing money from the cash drawer.
Police Chief Todd Baxter states “This arrest is an example of the success we can have when citizens partner with the Greece Police Department to rid our streets of criminals. There is a clear message to the lawbreaker here; this community will not tolerate crime.”
Petix has been arraigned and is currently in the Monroe County Jail in lieu of bail.