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Attempted Mexico Holdup Blocked by Clerk Who Just Said No

It was the worst possible outcome for an alleged holdup artist. The target of the holdup told him to get lost but he didn’t get lost fast enough to avoid being  arrested.

Rashad D. Wilson
Rashad D. Wilson

That’s what the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department says happened to Rashad D. Wilson, 18, of 76 Smyles Drive, Rochester.

The department gives this chronology of the alleged events:

Early Sunday morning, Wilson walks in to the Kwik Fill convenience store on Main St. in Mexico. He is wearing a mask.

He allegedly tells the clerk to give him cigarettes.

Take your mask off first, the clerk says.

Instead, Wilson allegedly raises his t-shirt to show the clerk a supposed handgun tucked into his waistband.

The clerk, unfazed, says he’s not giving Wilson anything.

The would-be robber leaves but is stopped by police at about 1:15 a.m. at Pople Ridge and Paradise roads.

Wilson was sent to the Oswego County Correctional Facility on bail of $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond. He was charged with attempted robbery, a felony and conspiracy, a misdemeanor. A grand jury can consider other charges.

Two teenagers, a 16 year old girl and 17 year old boy, were charged with misdemeanor counts of conspiracy for allegedly taking part in the attempted robbery. Their names were not made public. They were issued appearance tickets and released.