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Two armed home invasions, one street & one suspect

Posted at 10:41 AM, Jan 23, 2020

FILLMORE, N.Y. (WKBW) — State troopers said one man was behind two armed home invasions that happened on the same street hours apart in a Southern Tier village.

Troopers said they confronted Mark Sarama, 31, of Mayville outside a home in the village of Fillmore Wednesday morning at 3:30 a.m. They said he didn't follow orders and was arrested. After he was arrested, troopers said he overdosed on drugs he had previously taken and was hospitalized.

Investigation revealed Sarama forced the home's occupant by gunpoint to leave the home so they could go to an ATM.

Troopers said they also discovered that hours before, Sarama entered a home on the same street, knocked out a 90-year-old man by striking him with a handgun, fired the gun inside the home and stole a television and cash. The victim, who suffered non-life threatening injuries, reported Sarama. The gun was also stolen by Sarama, troopers said.

Sarama was arraigned in the town of Hume court on charges of kidnapping, burglary, robbery, criminal possession of a weapon, grand larceny and resisting arrest. He was remanded to the Allegany County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash or $200,000 Insurance Company Bond or $300,000 Partially Secured Appearance Bond.

A felony hearing is scheduled before the end of January.