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Utica man charged with attempted robbery

A Utica man is charged with attempted robbery, and police say he also had a knife.

Posted: Mar 10, 2019 10:41 PM

UTICA- A Utica man is charged with attempted robbery, and police say he also had a knife.

Utica Police said on Saturday night, Anthony Lester tried to rob a Dollar General on Mohawk Street while the store was closing.

They said Lester threatened an employee at the store with a knife while demanding money.

They said Lester left the store but was found a short distance away and was taken into custody.

He's charged with attempted robbery, criminal possession of a weapon, and menacing.

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