Update (4:54 p.m.) — Elmira Police state that the robbery occurred around 10:50 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25.
Police responded to the report of a man who was being assaulted by three people on Perine Street. The man was in pain and sent to a local hospital where he was found to have a broken arm and several bruised ribs. Several items were stolen from him while he was being beaten.
On Tuesday, Sept. 26, Elmira Police Investigators responded to an address on Fulton Street at the home of a person involved in the robbery that had been identified. Investigators and police found the person was home with several others in the home, barricading themselves inside. Attempts were made to communicate with those in the home by loud speaker.
Investigators applied for a search warrant while attempts were made to communicate with those inside the home for two hours. Members of the Elmira Police SWAT team were then assembled and broke down the door of the home.
Several people were taken into custody, with three juveniles determined to be the ones responsible for the robbery occurring the night before. Two of them had been reported missing by their parents and had been away from home for several weeks. A search of the home resulted in some of the items from the robbery being found.
As a result of the investigation, a 17-year-old, a 16-year-old and a 14-year-old were charged with Robbery in the first degree, a class B felony.
The Elmira Police Department asks that anyone with information pertaining to the incident call 607-737-5626 or 607-271-HALT. Information can also be sent anonymously to the Police Department via OPERATION HALT at cityofelmira.net.
The New York State Police and the Chemung County Sheriff’s Department assisted Elmira PD in the incident.
Update — Elmira Police have confirmed that the search warrant was conducted in connection to a robbery that took place sometime last night, either late Sept. 25 or early Sept. 26. Stick with 18 News as more information is expected to come out later today.
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) — Residents on the southside of Elmira were met with heavy police activity on Tuesday as they blocked off the road and conducted arrests at a house.
According to a reporter on the scene, at least five people were seen being taken out of a residence in handcuffs after a search warrant was conducted. The fifth individual taken from the house was driven away from the scene by police while the other four remained at the scene.
The reporter at the scene claimed police closed off a portion of the road in front of a home at 366 Fulton Street near the Mt Zoar Street intersection around 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Numerous vehicles from the Elmira Police Department are in the area as they continue the search.
This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be provided as it becomes available to us.