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Auburn man arrested for robbery and unlawful imprisonment

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A man from Auburn has been arrested for an alleged robbery and unlawful imprisonment, according to the Auburn Police Department. Cole J. Chapman, 25, who is transient, reportedly entered a residence on Barber Street after being invited to stay there for a short period of time.

The resident and Chapman got into an argument, during which Chapman allegedly stole a jar filled with change. He then pinned the resident down and held him during a physical confrontation before leaving the property with the stolen money. The victim immediately contacted 911 and reported the incident.


At around 7:16 p.m., members of the Auburn Police Department located Chapman on foot on State Street. He was subsequently charged with second-degree robbery, a class C felony, and second-degree unlawful imprisonment, a misdemeanor.

Chapman was arraigned at the Cayuga County Centralized Arraignment Part court and remanded to the Cayuga County Jail. Meanwhile, the victim received minor injuries and was taken to Auburn Community Hospital for treatment.

This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of staying vigilant and aware of one’s surroundings, even when inviting someone into one’s home. The Auburn Police Department is committed to ensuring the safety and security of the community and encourages anyone with information related to this case to come forward.