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Auburn teen sentenced for attempted knifepoint robbery of 75-year-old man

A 19-year-old Auburn man was sentenced to jail and a term of shock probation for attempting to rob an elderly man at knifepoint in June.

On Tuesday, Cayuga County Court Judge Mark Fandrich sentenced Shane Andrews, of 36 Franklin St., to six months in the county jail followed by five years of post release supervision.

In August, Andrews pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree attempted robbery, a class E felony, after he admitted that he pulled a knife on a 75-year-old man outside the Boyle Center Apartments on Genesee Street in Auburn and tried to steal the man’s wallet and car keys. Andrews was unsuccessful in taking the man’s wallet, but was able to get his keys. According to Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann, the victim fell and hit his head as a result of the robbery.

Budelmann described Andrews’ crime as a “very dangerous, concerning situation” that occured after he had been using drugs, including molly, for five straight days.

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