Prosecutors say a man who forcibly stole cash from a taxi driver in a Binghamton neighborhood has been sentenced to 1½ to 3 years in state prison.

James B. Lynch (Photo: Broome County District Attorney's Office)
James B. Lynch (Photo: Broome County District Attorney's Office)

According to the Broome County district attorney's office, 31-year-old James B. Lynch of Binghamton pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted robbery, a felony.

Lynch had been arrested in connection with a robbery of a cabbie on Pleasant Avenue on the city's North Side on January 28.

Authorities said the taxi driver immediately reported the heist. Lynch was located by city police and arrested after a review of surveillance cameras in the area.

A news release from the DA's office indicated $80 was taken in the robbery.

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