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Suspects in Greece home invasion in court

Greece, N.Y. -  The three men arrested for holding a mother, father and son captive were in court  Wednesday.

Thomas Pryor, 29, of Spencerport, Qzay Clark, 28, or Farmington, and Alexander Kates, 23, of Rochester pleaded not guilty to the following charges:  Kidnapping 1st , Burglary 1st, Robbery 1st, Grand Larceny 1st, Criminal Possession of a Firearm 1st, Assault 2nd, Burglary 3rd and Grand Larceny 2nd.

They were taken into custody Tuesday.

According to police, the three suspects followed the manager of the Jewelry Lab at Greece Ridge Mall back to his apartment on August 7th.

Police said the suspects attacked the man and waited for his wife and adult son to return home.

Investigators said the suspects stole the family's car and keys and burglarized the jewelry store in the morning.

Police said it was a planned attack and  the family is lucky they weren't serious injured.  

The family was able to free themselves and call 911, the store manager was hospitalized with minor injuries.

Police said all three have criminal histories, two with violent offenses.

All three suspects are being held at the Monroe County Jail without bail.

UPDATE  11:29 a.m.  -  Family releases a statement on the arrests

"We are so relieved that the police arrested the three criminals that committed this heinous crime and we hope that they are prosecuted to the full extent of the law and brought to justice.

We extend our sincere thanks to the Greece Police and other law enforcement for the outstanding job to find and arrest these individuals especially for the complex nature of the crime and we thank the media for covering the story and their concern for the safety of the community.

We also ask the management of North Glen Apartments and the Greece Ridge Center to significantly improve the security situation in these places to prevent such crimes from happening again."


The family of the crime victims

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