Greece, N.Y.- Greece Police arrested a man they said tried to rob a convenience store Monday morning.
Thomas Petix, 42, is charged with Attempted Robbery and Attempted Grand Larceny.
Just before 11 a.m. Monday, Greece Police Officers responded to a reported robbery at the A-Plus on Dewey Avenue.
Police said Petix verbally threatened and struggled with A-Plus staff while trying to steal money from the cash drawer. Petix took off.
Police said a short time later he was detained in the area by citizens who heard about the incident.
Police officers took Petix into custody without incident. No one was hurt.
In a statement, Greece Police Chief Todd Baxter said, “This arrest is an example of the success we can have when citizens partner with the Greece Police Department to rid our streets of criminals. There is a clear message to the lawbreaker here; this community will not tolerate crime.”