The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Lyons man following an investigation into robbery that never happened.
Pedro Rivera, 28, of Lyons was arrested for falsely reporting an incident and making a false written statement after an investigation into an armed robbery.
Rivera reported that he was robbed at gunpoint while walking back to his residence from a gas station. He claimed a vehicle pulled up, and an individual inside pointed a gun at him – demanding money.
Rivera stated that he gave $121 to the two individuals inside the vehicle. However, upon investigation, he admitted that the incident was made-up.
Rivera was released and will answer the charges at a later date.
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