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Man arrested for stealing cash and breaking into Genesee County home

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Posted at 2:47 AM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 02:54:57-05

STAFFORD, N.Y. (WKBW) — Genesee County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a man who broke into a Genesee County home, stealing over $3,000 in cash.

Back on November 6th, we told you about a homeowner shooting a person who attempted to invade their home in Stafford; now that home invader has been arrested.

Authorities say 36-year-old Charles E. Cooper of Lodi in Seneca County, forced his way into a home when he threatened the homeowners with a metal revolver pellet gun.

Cooper has been arrested on the following charges:

  • Burglary in the 1st Degree of the use or threatening the use of a dangerous instrument
  • Robbery in the 1st Degree of a forcible theft with the use of a dangerous instrument
  • Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree of property value exceeding $3000

Deputies arrested Cooper following his release from Strong Memorial Hospital.

He's being held in Genesee County Jail on $50,000 bail, and is expected to appear in Town of Stafford Court on January 7th at 9 a.m.