Armed Robbery Leads to 20 Charges for Broome County Residents
An armed robbery in Chenango and an ensuing vehicle and foot chase Wednesday led to two Broome County residents facing 20 charges.
According to the Broome County Sheriff's Office, Alex Shoga of Binghamton and Kristin Silvanic of Endicott entered the Dimmock Hill Road residence and took phones, cash and wallets.
The office says Silvanic was an acquaintance of the victims.
They fled in a Jeep Wrangler and they were tracked to Johnson City via the victim's tablet, which could track his stolen iPhone.
Officers encountered the vehicle on Oakdale Road and it fled the scene again. They saw Shoga jump from the vehicle on Wayne Street in Endwell with a pistol in his hand and flee on foot.
Silvanic fled from the vehicle as well, but quickly surrendered. The vehicle continued unoccupied into a building, causing minor damage.
Shoga initially resisted arrest and fought with deputies, but was eventually taken into custody.
Shoga was charged with the following:
- 2 counts of Robbery in the 1st degree
- Burglary in the 1st degree
- 2 counts of Criminal Use of a Firearm in the 1st degree
- Robbery in 2nd degree
- 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd degree
- Criminal Solicitation in the 2nd degree
- 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd degree
- Criminal Possession of a Firearm in the 1st degree
- Unlawful Imprisonment in the 2nd degree
- Tampering with Physical Evidence
- 4 counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th degree
- 2 counts of Menacing in the 2nd degree
- Resisting Arrest
- 2 counts of Obstructing Governmental Administration
- Unlawful Fleeing Police in a Motor Vehicle
Silvanic was charged with Robbery in the 1st degree and Criminal Solicitation in the 2nd degree.