Oswego (WSYR-TV) – An Oswego man is facing felony charges in both a robbery at an East Side convenience store and multiple burglaries in Fulton.
Police in Oswego arrested 22-year-old Joseph Barbera of East 10th Street on Thursday in connection to an armed robbery at the Rise and Shine Convenience Market that was reported on Wednesday
Barbera was already facing burglary charges in Fulton when Oswego Police arrested charged him with robbery in the first degree, a felony.
According to police, the Barbera told a customer at the Rise and Shine Convenience store that he had a gun before he stole her purse and ran away.
Video reveals that the suspect struggled with his victim before fleeing.
No weapon was displayed during the incident.
A heavy police presence initially responded to the area around the store at 126 East Oneida Street.
No one was injured during the incident, police say.
He is being held at the Oswego County Correctional Facility.
Police did not know when he would appear in Oswego City Court on the robbery charge.
Police said they identified Barbera as a suspect before learning that he was in custody in Fulton.
In Fulton, Barbera is facing multiple felony charges after police say they caught him shortly after a reported burglary.
Police say a neighbor told the victim they saw a person entering and leaving their home on April 4.
The victim also told police they found property missing from their home, along with prescription medication.
Police found Barbera a few blocks from the crime scene. Police also say they found the stolen property in his possession.
Barbera had been a suspect in a previous burglary at the Fulton home. He was also charged in that instance.
Police charged him with:
- Burglary in the second degree, a felony
- Burglary in the third degree, a felony
- 2 counts of grand larceny in the fourth degree, a felony
- Petit larceny, a misdemeanor
- Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor
Barbera was arraigned in Fulton City Court and was sent to the Oswego County Jail on $30,000 bail.