Two New Hartford teens charged in armed robbery at Byrne Dairy

By WKTV News

KIRKLAND, N.Y. (WKTV) - Two New Hartford teens have been charged in connection to the robbery at knife point at Byrne Dairy in Kirkland last week.

According to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, Thomas O'Toole, 18, of New Hartford has been charged with first-degree robbery and Alex F. Fiorentino, 18, also of New Hartford has been charged with fourth-degree criminal facilitation.

Authorities sat that just before midnight on Wednesday, October 10, O'Toole held a clerk at the Byrne Dairy on Route 5 in Kirkland at knife point, demanding money. Investigators say O'Toole made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from the store.

Wanted on grand larceny charges in a separate incident, he was arrested by police in Pittsfield, Massachusetts at about 8 p.m. on Friday as he left a hospital where he had received undisclosed treatment. Police told media outlets there that it was unclear what he was doing in Pittsfield.

O'Toole was brought back to Oneida County Jail where he is suspected in a residential burglary as well as a car theft. Last month he was arrested in the Village of Mohawk where police say he was found to be hiding underneath a vehicle inside a garage. He is charged with burglary in that case as well.

He is being held at the Oneida County Jail and is set to be arraigned in New York Mills Court on October 24 on the Byrne Dairy robbery charges.

The person police say drove O'Toole to the Byrne Dairy, Alex F. Fiorentino, was charged with fourth-degree criminal facilitation. Fiorentino was issued an appearance ticket returnable at a later date to Kirkland Town Court.

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