On August 3 State Police in Auburn received a report of an attempted robbery in the town of Locke. The alleged victim was lured to a remote area after agreeing to meet with a subject he had met on an online dating site.
As a result of an undercover operation conducted by the State Police, on August 29th, 19-year old Cameron Fox of Locke and 21-year old Chad Jennings of Auburn were charged after they allegedly attempted to steal money from the victim while being armed with what appeared to be a handgun. Both were arraigned in the town of Locke Court and remanded to the Cayuga County Jail on bail.
At this time the investigation is still ongoing with further charges and arrest possible. Anyone with information pertaining to similar incidents in the Southern Cayuga area are asked to contact the New York State Police in Auburn.