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Convictions upheld for man involved in Cayuga County bank robbery and separate burglary

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The convictions of Jason Ingleston, the man who attempted to rob a bank in Cato and burglarized a nearby residence in 2019, have been upheld by a state appeals court.

The news was announced the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office. The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, affirmed Ingleston’s convictions for third-degree attempted robbery and second-degree burglary on June 30.

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In October 2019, Ingleston tried to rob the Cato branch of Community Bank N.A., threatening a teller with a note claiming he had a gun. When the teller resisted, Ingleston fled to a residence on Veley Road in Ira where he was subsequently apprehended by New York State Police.

At the time of his arrest, he was found with the note and items, including a safe, stolen from the residence. Ingleston, convicted in April 2021, was sentenced to serve consecutive terms of 2-4 years for the robbery charge and 13 years for the burglary charge, followed by five years of post-release supervision.