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Arrests made in armed robbery

New Hartford Police say two of four suspects they've been looking for have been arrested in connection with a very violent armed robbery in the parking lot of the McDonald's in Washington Mills.

Posted: May 9, 2020 10:17 AM

New Hartford Police say two of four suspects they've been looking for have been arrested in connection with a very violent armed robbery in the parking lot of the McDonald's in Washington Mills.

Police say four male suspects in a car pulled up to another car in the parking lot of McDonald's on Oneida Street around 3:15pm on Wednesday, April 8th. Police say the individuals in the two cars arranged to meet. Police have not said what they arranged to meet for. They say the four males got out of their car. Two of them entered the back seat of the second car. One displayed a handgun and physically attacked one person in the back seat, then stole property. The other two suspects attacked a person from the front seat and stole property as well, then all four took off.

Police say two 17-year-olds have now been been arrested. Their names are not being released due to their ages. One of the males was charged with robbery. He was arraigned and placed on house arrest. The second 17 year old was charged with robbery and criminal use of a firearm this male was arraigned and placed in a secure juvenile detention facility.

The investigation is ongoing as police continue to look for two more suspects.

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