ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - An 18-year-old Elmira resident was charged with menacing after police responded to a report of an attempted robbery on Wednesday afternoon.
Police responded to a call on the 1200 block of Lake Street at approximately 3:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon and learned that a subject had attempted to rob a cab driver.
The driver had dropped a passenger off at a residence and an argument took place. One of the cab's passengers exited the vehicle and went inside the residence briefly before emerging and carrying what appeared to be a pistol.
After a search of the home, a CO2 BB gun was recovered by police.
Following their investigation, police arrested Lonnie Brown, 18, of Elmira, who is now facing a class A misdemeanor.
This investigation is ongoing. Elmira Police are asking anyone with information to contact them by calling Elmira Police Department at (607) 737-5626, or by calling their tip line at (607) 271-HALT.
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