Syracuse teenager accused of stabbing, robbing Lancaster Avenue resident
A Syracuse teenager is being held in jail without bail on probation after he was accused of stabbing and robbing a local man in his Lancaster Avenue home. He then led police on a chase with the man’s stolen car.
The teenager, Saio Barzee, appeared in court on Monday before County Judge Joseph Fahey, who set no bail on a probation violation charge, according to a Sept. 17 Post-Standard article.
In August, Fahey sentenced Barzee to a five-year probation and time served for a stolen property charge involving a stolen car, according to the article.
Barzee was arrested for new charges on Thursday, including burglary, robbery, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, grand larceny and stalking, according to the article.
Barzee was accused of stalking a 60-year-old man. After he had asked the man for change for a $20 bill on Comstock Avenue, Barzee followed the victim to his home on Lancaster Avenue, according to the article.
Other accusations include Barzee robbing another Lancaster Avenue resident at knifepoint in the victim’s home, stabbing the man in the back, stealing the victim’s computers and leaving the scene in the man’s car. Before he left, Barzee attempted to force the victim to go to a bank with him to withdraw more money, according to the article.
Police took Barzee into custody after he crashed the stolen car into a police car in a parking lot after a police chase on Erie Boulevard East, according to the article.
City Judge Karen Uplinger set bail at $50,000 cash or bond for charges related to the burglary and the chase. Additional bail was set at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond for the stalking allegation, according to the article.
Barzee will appear in court on Wednesday.
In response to a string of robberies in the East neighborhood, local law enforcement tripled during the weekend. The Department of Public Safety has sent five public safety notices to students since the start of the semester.
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