UPDATE: Three teens charged in connection with strong-armed robberies

Scharborough identified involving string of robberies

UPDATE 2:00 p.m.

According to court documents, one of the individuals who committed the robbery has been identified as Konner E. Scharborough,17, of Elmira. 

According to the documents, Scharborough forcibly stole property from an individual which consisted of an LG cell phone, a backpack, and earbuds, with the help of two other individuals.


UPDATE 10:00 a.m.

The three suspects involved in the two robberies that took place on Tuesday have been identified and charged with Robbery in the Second Degree.

A 13 year-old male Elmira resident was processed and released to a parent. A 16 year-old Freeville resident was processed and released to William George Agency for Children’s Services.A 17 year-old Elmira resident was processed and is being held for arraignment. 


The Elmira Police Department is investigating two strong-armed robberies that happened in broad daylight on Tuesday.

Police responded to the area of Parker Dr. and Harper St. around 11:30 a.m. for the report of a robbery.

The victim reported being knocked to the ground by three men:

  • A white male wearing shorts and no shirt
  • A black male wearing black shorts and black shirt,
  • A second black male wearing red shorts and black shirt

The three men were last seen running north along Oak St through back yards after the incident.  

A second victim was located in the Lake St. Burger King parking lot. That victim reported the same type of incident involving suspects dressed similarly to the Harper St incident. 

These incidents were reported occurring within several minutes of another.

Neither victim reports being injured, no weapons were displayed and/or threatened and both victims are cooperating with the investigation.  The case remains pending further investigation.

The Elmira Police Department is asking any witnesses or anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Elmira Police Department at (607)737-5626, or the tip line at (607)271-HALT.

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