Three arrested in Greece home invasion
Updated: Thursday, August 21 2014, 11:46 AM EDT
Greece, N.Y. - Police have arrested three suspects for holding a mother, father and son captive.
According to police, Thomas Pryor, 29, of Spencerport, Qzay Clark, 28, or Farmington, and Alexander Kates, 23, of Rochester were taken into custody without incident at various locations in Monroe County Tuesday.
The three suspects face charges of kidnapping, assault, criminal use of a fire arm, robbery, burglary and grand larceny. Greece Police Chief Patrick Phelan said, “It's obvious from the facts of the case that it was fairly well planned, so we are alleging that these are the only three individuals involved at this time, that they planned it and committed it.”
According to police, the three suspects followed the manager of the Jewelry Lab at Greece Ridge Mall back to his apartment on August 7th. Chief Phelan said the suspects attacked the man and waited for his wife and adult son to return home then stole the family’s car and keys and burglarized the jewelry store in the morning.
Phelan said, “They kidnapped the family as they arrived home on North Glen Drive, held them until morning and then burglarized the store in the morning.” The family was able to free themselves and call 911, the store manager was hospitalized with minor injuries.
Chief Phelan said it’s still unclear if the victims had any connection to the three suspects. Chief Phelan said, “At this time we don't have any of that information if they knew the family, the owner of the business we don't know that right now all we know is that we were able to allege that they committed the crime.”
According to police, this is still a working investigation but they recovered enough evidence to make arrests. Chief Phelan said, “We have recovered some of the jewelry, we are still executing search warrants, we have recovered multiple weapons so we are still executing search warrants at this moment.”
Chief Phelan said all three have criminal histories, two with violent offenses. Pryor, Clark and Kates are scheduled to be arrainged in Greece Town Court Wednesday morning and 13WHAM News will continue to follow this story.