Robbery thwarted at Endicott business
11/23/2012 (Updated 11:07:41 PM)(Source: Kate Thornton)
Not everyone was in a giving mood on Thanksgiving, instead one robbery suspect is accused of steal a cash register.
At approximately 8:42pm, Tom Lynch, owner of Rolling Fire Glassworks in Endicott, said he heard the security alarm to his business go off.
"I walked from my house across the street to check on the store and that's when I saw him walking out with the cash register," said Lynch.
Lynch said he tried to stop the suspect, 21-year old Wesley Goodman, and engaged in a brief altercation with Goodman until Endicott Police responded.
According to Lynch, his security system had alerted the police, and two other witnesses had pulled into the store's parking lot.
"(Goodman) had somehow got a key. I can only speculate, but I'll let the police handle that," said Lynch.
Lych said there was only about $150 in the cash register. He was just thankful Goodman didn't go after merchandise worth thousands of dollars.
"There's pieces in here that belong to me personally that are just here for show. It hits me on a personal level and it feeds my family. I have two children and a wife and we live across the street from this place. We're prepared to defend our building if that's what we have to do," said Lynch.
All the locks and security pass codes have been changed.
Goodman was taken into police custody upon police arrival. He was transported to the Endicott Police Department and placed in lockup.
Goodman was arraigned Friday morning in the Village of Endicott Court and remanded to the Broome County Jail.
Goomand is charged with Burglary in the 3rd degree, a class D Felony.
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