City Man Turns Self In For Store Robbery

A Jamestown resident turned himself into police following an incident at a convenience store early Tuesday morning.

Carl E. Mitchell, 56, of Jamestown, was charged with third-degree robbery at 1:48 a.m. Tuesday.

According to police, officers were sent to the 7-Eleven store located at Sixth and Main streets shortly before 2 a.m. after the hold-up alarm was activated by an employee. Officers were advised that the store had been robbed and that the subject had fled on foot.

“Patrol officers were able to use information gathered from the surveillance photo, and after an investigation we were able to identify who the subject was,” said Captain Bob Samuelson. “He turned himself in earlier (Tuesday) afternoon on the warrant.”

According to Samuelson, Mitchell came into the 7-Eleven store, tried to make a small purchase, and when the clerk opened the drawer, he reached across the counter and took an undetermined amount of cash. The clerk tried to stop Mitchell as he was fleeing the store, but the subject attempted to hit the clerk, making it a forcible crime.

“Even though it was small amount of money, it’s a serious crime because of the force that was used,” said Samuelson.

Mitchell was arraigned and committed to the Chautauqua County Jail pending further action.