Canton man jailed after robbing liquor store at knifepoint, police say
CANTON — A Canton man was jailed on $5,000 bail after allegedly robbing a liquor store of $65 at knifepoint on Monday evening, according to Canton police.
Nwora Udechukwa, 30, was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree menacing, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny, officers said.Police were notified around 7:24 p.m. that a clerk at Riverside Liquors, 33 Riverside Dr., had just been robbed at knifepoint.
Udechukwa approached the clerk and demanded cash from the register, officers sad.
The clerk complied and the suspect fled on foot with the cash and headed north, police said.
SUNY Canton University Police assisted in located and apprehending Udechukwa on Riverside Drive near Prospect Street, officers said.
State police and St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies provided assistance at the scene.
Police recovered the knife and $65 from the suspect without further incident.
Udechukwa was arraigned in Canton court and remanded to St. Lawrence County Jail on $5,000 bail, officers said.