Oswego Man Facing Robbery, Assault Charges

OSWEGO, NY – At approximately 7:06 p.m. Thursday, the city of Oswego Police Department was dispatched to 50 W. Bridge St., Paura’s Liquors, in regards to a robbery complaint.

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Upon arrival, officers interviewed witnesses, who reported a male entered the establishment, stole multiple bottles of liquor from a shelf and while attempting to flee, forced a 59-year-old victim to the ground and struck her.

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said.

A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of James R Shipley, 21, of 207 W. Fifth St. Apt. 1, Oswego.

He was charged with Robbery in the second degree (a class C felony) and Assault in the third degree (a class A Misdemeanor).

Shipley was being held at the Oswego City Police Department pending arraignment.