Binghamton Man Gets Prison Term in Connection with $80 Heist
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.
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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