Schenectady teen accused in Union student robbery

Further arrests are expected, police say
Alexander Wyche, II
Alexander Wyche, II

SCHENECTADY – A city teen robbed a Union College student of a cell phone and cash on the college campus earlier this month, authorities said.

Alexander Wyche, II, 17, of nearby Park Place, faces one count each of second-degree robbery and second-degree assault, felonies, along with misdemeanor petit larceny and stolen property possession.

Wyche is accused of working with three other teens to rob the student of his iPhone and $27 in cash near the school’s Old Chapel shortly after 10 p.m. June 8, according to police allegations in court documents. The college identified the victim as a student and the location of the incident. Police arrested Wyche Friday. Further arrests are expected, police said.

The victim suffered right forearm and knuckle injuries during the robbery, resulting in the assault count, the police allegations read.

Wyche admitted to the robbery, police allege in court documents. Police also indicated in documents that they recovered the student’s cell phone and found on it photos taken by the suspect.

Union College put out an alert to students after the incident, which the school provided to the Gazette Thursday. The alert indicated the suspects fled toward Union Street, that extra patrols were being provided and telling students to exercise caution.

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