Men Allegedly Rob Convenience Store, Grab a Coffee Maker, and Rob Another
A series of armed robberies at Fastrac and Nice-n-Easy Stores in Utica and New Hartford may now be solved.
After culling together information from two separate incidents, New Hartford and Utica Police were led to a home on Park Avenue in Utica. After several weeks of interviews and investigation police have arrested 45-year-old Jeffrey Doliver and 25-year-old Andrew Amo in connection with the robberies.
One of the robberies occurred on December 20, 2013 at the Fastrac on Genesee Street in Utica. The clerk in that incident had been cut on the neck by one of the suspects. Hours later the Nice-N-Easy on the same street was robbed as well. In that case the suspects threatened the use of a knife.
Investigators learned that Doliver and Amo drove to the Price Chopper in New Hartford after the first robbery. Doliver allegedly stole a Keurig coffee machine
before heading over the the New Hartford Nice-N-Easy, where Amo allegedly committed that robbery.
Doliver, of Kenyon Court in Utica, is being charged with petit larceny. Amo, of Lansing Street in Utica, is being charged with two counts of first-degree robbery. Amo is a New York State Parolee who had been released from jail just one week before the December 2013 robberies.