Canandaigua City Police say 32-year-old James Moore of Rochester entered the Canandaigua Jewelry and Coin Exchange on Tuesday, April 3 and presented himself as a federal law enforcement officer who allegedly restrained an employee in the back room, showed a firearm and stole from the store. Moore is facing various charges after being at large for two days.
A Rochester man has been arrested in an armed robbery case at a shop in downtown Canandaigua on Tuesday.
Police say 32-year-old James Moore entered the Canandaigua Jewelry and Coin Exchange and presented himself as a federal law enforcement officer.
Moore allegedly took an employee to a back room, placed physical restraints on the employee, displayed a firearm, and stole property from the business.
Moore was arrested on Thursday and charged with robbery in the first degree after being at large for two days. Additional charges are pending.
He is in the Ontario County Jail on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.
This is an ongoing collaborative investigation between Canandaigua City Police, the Ontario County Sheriff's Office, and the State Police.